Savannah River Remediation Recognized with National Safety Awards

AIKEN, S.C. (August 23, 2018)—Savannah River Remediation (SRR) was nationally recognized again this year for its exceptional safety culture and performance.

The National Safety Council (NSC) awarded the Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste contractor with three prestigious safety awards for safety statistics recorded in 2017, as well as ongoing performance.

SRR earned the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award for achieving a lost workday case incident rate better than 50 percent of the industry average.

NSC also recognized SRR, in addition to the SRR Construction workforce, with Million Work Hours Awards, which is given to organizations that have completed at least one million consecutive work hours without an occupational injury or illness resulting in a day away from work. SRR has completed more than 9 million safe hours since the last such injury, and the SRR Construction workforce has exceeded more than 30 million hours, or 20 years, without a lost day, an ongoing record since 1998 under legacy companies and SRR.

Finally, SRR earned the Industry Leader Award for outstanding achievements; the honor represents the top five percent of the NSC member population that have qualified for the 2018 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. Winners are selected based on North American Industry Classification System code, lowest total incidence rate, and employee safe work hours.

Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said these awards are the tangible evidence of a workforce that values safety as the key part of every operation.

“Safe performance serves as the foundation of Savannah River Remediation’s mission to disposition and stabilize radioactive waste and operationally close waste tanks,” Foster said.

Patricia Allen, SRR Director for Environmental, Safety, and Health, QA&CA, said she is proud to see SRR’s reputation of safety excellence continue to grow every year of the contract.

“Earning three top awards from the National Safety Council shows that other national organizations take notice of Savannah River Remediation’s exemplary safety culture,” Allen 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 Orano, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Services.