October 2, 2014
AIKEN, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), has surpassed 6.5 million hours of work without a lost work day. SRR employees achieved the milestone on September 24, 2014. The company's last lost work day case occurred on March 25, 2013.
To put this accomplishment in perspective, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates the average company in SRR's industry would have experienced 29 injuries, requiring a worker to miss a day of work during the span of 6.5 million hours.
Recognizing this achievement, Patricia Allen, Director of SRR Environmental, Safety, Health & Quality Assurance, & Contractor Assurance, praised employees' commitment to safety.
"This milestone is an outstanding achievement for each member of our SRR team," Allen said. "Our employees never tire of looking out for each other while diligently guarding their own safe work practices."
Stuart MacVean, SRR President and Project Manager, said SRR employees continue to show a daily, focused commitment to safety.
"From focusing on Nuclear Safety Culture tools and using Human Performance Improvement lessons, to operationally closing massive radioactive waste tanks, SRR employees meet the challenge every day to work safely," MacVean said.
SRR has a long record of safety at SRS. SRR took over SRS liquid waste operations in July 2009. Now every hour worked without a lost workday, means SRR adds to the longest streak since beginning the contract.
SRS is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by URS Corporation with partners Bechtel National, CH2M HILL and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.
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