March 19, 2015
AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), Savannah River Site's (SRS) liquid waste contractor, was recently recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA), and received the Innovation Award for creatively promoting physical activity in the workplace.
SRR received the AHA's highest recognition as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.
The Heart Association recognizes companies that have provided positive changes in their workforces by helping to make their employees' health and wellness a priority.
Additionally, SRR received the Innovation Award for creatively implementing programs that promote physical activity in the workplace and at home for SRR employees.
SRR President and Project Manager Stuart MacVean said this recognition was achieved because of the safety team's dedication toward the SRR health and wellness programs, and the workforce focus on becoming healthier.
"We are committed to giving our employees the tools they need to be a healthy and physically conditioned workforce," said MacVean. "Our employees are our greatest asset and the benefit to our employees' good health will only help us produce better results on our mission at SRS."
To be recognized as a Fit-Friendly worksite, companies must offer employees physical activity options in the workplace, increase healthy eating options, promote a wellness culture and demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
This is the third consecutive year SRR has been recognized under the Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksite program, and the second consecutive Platinum recognition.
SRR is the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, which is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is comprised of a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Maddie Blair