May 1, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, had exemplary injury performance in 2016, earning the company the 2017 Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award.
In qualifying for the award, SRR exceeded one million hours without a days-away injury for 2016 and achieved an injury rate that was at least 75 percent below the South Carolina average injury rate for similar industries. SRR has completed over three million safe hours to-date and had an injury rate of 0.46, well below the state average of 2.0.
Patricia Allen, SRR Environmental, Safety, Health, Quality Assurance, and Contract Assurance Director, is proud of the employees working for SRR and the emphasis they put towards maintaining a strong safety culture as they execute the liquid waste mission.
“Throughout the duration of the contract, SRR has been recognized as a leader in safety,” Allen said. “While we are moving toward the end of a successful contract, obtaining the 2017 Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award proves our continued commitment to safety.”
The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, whose mission is to promote the health, safety, and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training, and education, presented certificates to 26 South Carolina-based companies, recognizing safety excellence throughout the state.
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 Technical Services.