Savannah River Remediation, the Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor, received the Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.
SRR was selected for the award for its dedication to safety both on site and within the local community. According to a news release, SRR reached one million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury or illness in 2015 and achieved a significantly lower incidence rate than reported by South Carolina in the previous year.
“I am proud of our employees’ strong commitment to safety,” Patricia Allen, SRR Environmental, Safety and Health Quality Assurance Director, said in the release. “Earning the Palmetto Shining Star demonstrates that SRR has fostered a culture of safety and awareness, which serves as an essential foundation for the successful disposition of waste and closure of radioactive waste tanks.”
The SCDLLR presented certificates to 18 South Carolina-based companies at a ceremony in Columbia on June 30.
SRR is composed of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M and BWX Technologies. Subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.