July 13, 2016
Aiken, S.C. - The Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), received the Palmetto Shining Star Safety Award from the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SCDLLR) at a reception in Columbia, S.C., on June 30.
SRR was selected for the award based on their dedication to safety both on site and within the local community. Among their achievements in 2015, SRR reached one million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury or illness and a significantly lower incidence rate than reported by South Carolina in the previous year.
“I am proud of our employees’ strong commitment to safety,” said Patricia Allen, SRR Environmental, Safety, and Health Quality Assurance Director. “Earning the Palmetto Shining Star demonstrates that SRR has fostered a culture of safety and awareness, which serves as an essential foundation for the successful disposition of waste and closure of radioactive waste tanks.”
The SCDLLR, whose mission is to promote the health, safety and economic well-being of the public through regulation, licensing, enforcement, training and education, presented certificates to 18 South Carolina-based companies, recognizing safety excellence throughout the state.
SRR is the liquid waste contactor at SRS for the U.S. Department of Energy. 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, EnergySolutions and URS Professional Solutions.