July 6, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) was recently recognized for its exemplary safety culture and performance with four national awards.
The awards were presented by the National Safety Council (NSC) to SRR and SRR Construction for safety statistics recorded in 2016 as well as ongoing performance.
The Occupational Excellence Achievement Award was given to the organizations for achieving lost workday case incident rates better than or equal to 50 percent of the Bureau of Labor Statistics rating in their respective industries.
NSC also recognized SRR, in addition to its Construction workforce, with Million Work Hours Awards, which is given to organizations that have completed at least one million consecutive work hours without an occupational injury or illness resulting in a day away from work.
Patricia Allen, SRR Director for Environmental, Safety, and Health, said safety is about more than the statistics, especially at a high-hazards site like SRS.
“It’s always great to receive recognition for Savannah River Remediation’s safety culture,” she said. “But the most important part is that our workers are returning home in the same condition they arrived¬ – sometimes better. These two awards from the National Safety Council are just physical proof that safety is the top value at our company.”
SRR is the liquid waste contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. 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.