Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor has been honored for its workplace health programs.
Savannah River Remediation was one of only two recipients in the Central Savannah River Area to receive the Bronze Level Award from the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Recognition Program. It joins entities such NASCAR, Shell Oil and General Electric in receiving the Bronze Level Award.
The recognition levels are based on the companies’ scores from the Workplace Health Achievement Index. The AHA created the Index, which uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs, according to news release from the liquid waste contractor. More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year.
The Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees.
Health screenings, such as blood pressure and cardiovascular screenings, are frequently offered on-site to Savannah River Remediation employees. They can also earn wellness credits and incentives by completing health missions through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Rally Rewards Wellness Program.
Additionally, the company participates in “walk at lunch” days in April; hosted its own weight-loss competition, the “Biggest Winner,” three years in a row; and regularly communicates tips for healthier living to its workforce.
Tom Foster, the company’s president and project manager, said he is proud of the Bronze Level Award.
“I want to thank the SRR team for its dedication to not only working safely every day, but also being mindful and deliberate when it comes to taking care of their health,” Foster said.
Savannah River Remediation, which will be replaced as SRS’s liquid waste contractor by Savannah River EcoManagement LLC at year’s end, is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies.