SRS contract companies earn Palmetto safety award

The South Carolina Division of Labor recognized a number South Carolina companies earlier this week for their safety records and performance.


Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site, was one of several contractors on site to earn the Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award.

In qualifying for the award, SRR exceeded 1 million hours without a days-away injury for 2016 and achieved an injury rate that was at least 75 percent below the South Carolina average injury rate for similar industries. SRR completed over 3 million safe hours to-date and had an injury rate of 0.46, well below the state average of 2.0.

Patricia Allen, SRR Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality Assurance, and Contract Assurance Director, said she is proud of the employees working for SRR and the emphasis they place on maintaining a strong safety culture in the liquid waste mission.

“Throughout the duration of the contract, SRR has been recognized as a leader in safety,” Allen said. “While we are moving toward the end of a successful contract, obtaining the 2017 Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award proves our continued commitment to safety.”

The liquid waste contract for SRR was extended through the end of 2017 while the Department of Energy continues the procurement processes to award the next contract.

The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, whose mission is to promote the health, safety, and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training, and education, presented certificates to 26 South Carolina-based companies, recognizing safety excellence throughout the state.

Among those were Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contract company at SRS, Centerra, the security company at SRS, and the Bridgestone Aiken County Off Road Tire Plant.