October 17, 2017
Aiken, S.C. - Savannah River Remediation (SRR) is one of only two recipients in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) to receive the Bronze Level Award from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Workplace Achievement Recognition Program.
SRR joins the ranks of NASCAR, Shell Oil, General Electric, and many others in receiving the Bronze Level Award.
The recognition levels are based on the companies’ scores from the Workplace Health Achievement Index. The AHA created the Index, which uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of workplace health programs. More than 800 companies completed the Index assessment this year.
The Index allows companies to measure the effectiveness of their workplace health programs, as well as the overall heart health of their employees. It scores companies on the heart health of their employees based on Life’s Simple 7® – the AHA’s scientifically validated definition of ideal heart health. The seven key factors contributing to optimal heart health are smoking cessation, maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating a healthy diet, managing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and keeping blood sugar at a healthy level.
SRR has many health and wellness programs and initiatives in place that contributed to its total Index score. Health screenings, such as blood pressure and cardiovascular screenings, are frequently offered on-site to employees. Employees can also earn wellness credits and incentives by completing health missions through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Rally Rewards Wellness Program.
Additionally, the company participates in “walk at lunch” days in April; hosted its own weight-loss competition, the “Biggest Winner,” three years in a row; and regularly communicates tips for healthier living to its workforce.
Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said he is proud the company received the Bronze Level Award.
“I want to thank the SRR team for its dedication to not only working safely every day, but also being mindful and deliberate when it comes to taking care of their health,” Foster said.
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.