SRNS adds SC Manufacturers Alliance award to safety record

A banner above a road on the Savannah River Site reminds workers to maintain safe working habits.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions has a record of awards and designations for its safety performance, and last week’s recognition by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance added one more notch to the belt.

 

The manufacturers recognized the Operations and Construction divisions of SRNS as a safety award winner for excellence in safety performance in 2016. SRNS is composed of Fluor, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell and holds the management and operations contract for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.

“SRNS employees are truly committed to safety and it is visible in all that they do,” SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean said in a news release. “They take safety personally and strive continuously to ensure that they, and their co-workers, go home to their families and friends unharmed.”

According to the release, the Operations and Construction divisions tallied more than 9.7 million hours of work in 2016. During that time period, there were two injuries requiring a “day-away from work.” There were zero lost-time injuries inside the construction division in 2016.

“Considering the size of the SRNS workforce and the type of work that is conducted by our employees every day, their safety performance is nothing short of remarkable,” MacVean said.

According to its website, the manufacturers alliance is meant to preserve and promote the economic health of manufacturing industries in South Carolina by seeking positive action in state government. The alliance also aims to communicate with and educate state and local officials and the public on issues of importance to manufacturing industries.

Representatives from SRNS will be on hand for the alliance’s award ceremony Thursday in Spartanburg.

Reach Thomas Gardiner at (706)823-3339.

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