Savannah River Site contractor logs safety milestones

Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site, recently was recognized for going a calendar year without missing a day of work due to injury and for reaching 5 million hours without a lost work day, according to a news release.

 

“These are significant accomplishments, especially when you consider all the high-hazard work that has and continues to take place in our facilities,” said Tom Foster, SRR president and project manager. “The average company in our industry in the U.S. would have had 16 days away injury cases in one year.”

Over the past year, SRR employees have:

Completed construction of a Saltstone Disposal Unit.

Removed Melter 2 and moved Melter 3 into the Defense Waste Processing Facility.

Completed an unexpected outage to repair the Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit.

Made significant progress on Salt Waste Processing Facility tie-in projects.

Double-stacked 200 canisters in the Glass Waste Storage Building 1.

Finished multiple maintenance jobs.

In the life of the contract, which began July 1, 2009, SRR has exceeded the 12-month period without missing a day of work due to injury three other times – March 2014, July 2012 and May 2011, according to the release.

SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and BWX Technologies. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins and AECOM N&E Technical Services.

 

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