Savannah River Site’s management and operations contractor has won another safety award.
The Department of Energy awarded Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, the company’s 16th Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence for demonstrating continued excellence in safety programs, performance and culture at SRS. The award was given Aug. 28 in New Orleans.
In all, SRNS has received more than 110 safety-related commendations since becoming the Site’s management and operations contractor in 2008.
“SRNS employees take a non-negotiable stance when it comes to workplace safety. Receiving our 16th Star of Excellence serves as continued validation that our safety programs, training and culture continue to perform to world-class standards,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS President and CEO.
SRNS employees are responsible for the day-to-day management of some of the world’s most hazardous nuclear materials, a job officials with the company say they do not take lightly.
“We often hear from new employees that SRNS’ safety culture is unlike any other they have ever experienced in previous jobs,” said Barbara Guenveur, SRNS Safety and Health Program Employee Engagement Lead. “We get a great deal of satisfaction when we hear that feedback from our newest team members. SRNS employees’ feel a personal responsibility for workplace, community and national safety.”
The Volunteer Protection Program is a DOE-led organization that promotes and validates contractor safety and health excellence at all Energy Department sites. SRNS will undergo program re-certification as a participating contractor in October. This certification validates that the company’s safety and health programs, training and culture are operating at best-in-class standards; ranking 75 percent better than the average of businesses in the same industry.