March 25, 2013
AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) awarded Russell Overton, an Operator in Saltstone, the first SRR Safety and Health Achievement Award for modeling exemplary safety leadership.
The SRR Safety and Health Achievement Award is intended to recognize a nominated hourly employee in the company who most actively supports the safety process on both the facility and company levels. This is the first time SRR has given the award and will continue to honor SRR employees who demonstrate exceptional safety during operations. The SRR Safety and Health Achievement Award is patterned after the Voluntary Protection Program Participant's Association (VPPPA) award.
"It is important that we recognize SRR employees like Russell who take an active role in demonstrating safety," said Dave Olson, SRR President and Project Manager. "This award is another way to show how SRR considers safety to be a core value."
Overton was chosen for this award for his exceptional involvement in many areas of Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) in his facility. Nominated by a co-worker, Overton's input is believed to be especially valuable when overseeing tasks being performed safely.
Overton will go to vie for the annual national award given by VPPPA. The VPPPA Annual Awards recognize association member sites and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the mission of VPPPA during the previous year. The results for this award will be announced in July 2013.
The VPPPA is a global safety and health organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. A member-based organization, VPPPA features a number of programs to recognize the extraordinary efforts of member sites and individuals who go above and beyond in their efforts to improve safety and health for the American workforce.
SRR is the Savannah River Site's Liquid Waste contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed 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