April 25, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) partnered with University Hospital in sponsoring the SRR 2013 Employee Health Fair on April 25, 2013, at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
SRR formed a partnership with University Hospital to offer health screenings on-site at the Health Fair as part of SRR's wellness initiatives. Calling the fair a huge success, Dave Olson, SRR President and Project Manager, said the employees received important information they need to remain focused on their personal health.
"This partnership has helped give SRR employees the right tools to apply to our own personal health," said Olson. "We continue to stay mindful of our wellness initiatives to improve safety and health, both on-and off-site"
At the Health Fair, SRR employees had the opportunity to receive lab work that measured blood sugar, lipid profile and Hemoglobin A1C. They also were able to receive prostate screenings and plaque scans to help identify possible blockage in the arteries. Additionally, University Hospital education booths gave employees information on health-related areas including orthopedics and spine, cancer, sleep lab, breast health, home health, wound and hyperbaric, and diabetes.
The 2013 SRR Safety Plan includes hosting health fairs as an employee wellness initiative, as well as additional opportunities to receive advanced blood work and vascular screenings with the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention (HASP) group of University Hospital in Augusta. In 2012, SRR established a successful partnership with the HASP group.
Patricia Allen, SRR Director of Environmental, Safety, Health and Quality and Contractor Assurance, said SRR's partnership with University Hospital has been invaluable to the workforce.
"Gaining health knowledge is the best way to improve overall wellness," said Allen. "After all, when we know better - we do better."
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 URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
Point of Contact: Amy Joslin, Director of Public Affairs and Project Communications