Savannah River Remediation receives award for safety, health programs

SPECIAL Savannah River Remediation (SRR) employees Arlene Williams (right) and Penny Miller (left) accepted the award on behalf of SRR from Brad Davy, a director of the Department of Energy.

Savannah River Remediation was recently recognized for its safety and health programs.

 

The liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site received the 2017 Star of Excellence award at the National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association annual conference. Savannah River Remediation, composed of a team of companies led by AECOM, with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies, has been recognized by the association since 2009, when it became the site’s liquid waste contractor, according to its news release.

The award was presented to the contractor for having an outstanding safety and health program, and for maintaining a Total Recordable Case rate of injuries 75 percent lower than the industry average, the release states.

The association is a nonprofit organization working to drive safety, health and environmental excellence through cooperative efforts among labor, management and government.

Tom Foster, president and project manager for Savannah River Remediation, said receiving the award exemplifies the contractor’s commitment to safety and health, and is the highest recognition in that area.

“Winning the DOE-VPP Star of Excellence Award is a testament to SRR’s strong safety culture,” Foster said. “We employ approximately 2,000 employees who come to work every day with a mindset of working safely not only for themselves, but for their families, coworkers and their community, and I congratulate them for their commitment.”

 

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