SRNS Safety programs and culture earn continued recognition for excellence in safety performance.
AIKEN, S.C. August 30, 2017 – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. (SRNS) was awarded its 16th Department of Energy (DOE) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star of Excellence for demonstrating continued excellence in safety programs, performance and culture at the Savannah River Site (SRS) on August 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In all, SRNS has received more than 110 safety-related commendations since becoming the Site’s management and operations contractor in 2008.
“SRNS employees take a non-negotiable stance when it comes to workplace safety. Receiving our 16th Star of Excellence serves as continued validation that our safety programs, training and culture continue to perform to world-class standards,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS President and CEO.
SRNS employees are responsible for the day-to-day management of some of the world’s most hazardous nuclear materials, a job they do not take lightly.
“We often hear from new employees that SRNS’ safety culture is unlike any other they have ever experienced in previous jobs. We get a great deal of satisfaction when we hear that feedback from our newest team members. SRNS employees’ feel a personal responsibility for workplace, community and national safety,” said Barbara Guenveur, SRNS Safety and Health Program Employee Engagement Lead.
The DOE-VPP is a DOE-led organization that promotes and validates contractor safety and health excellence at all DOE sites. SRNS will undergo program recertification as a DOE-VPP participating contractor in October. This certification validates that the company’s safety and health programs, training and culture are operating at best-in-class standards; ranking 75 percent better than the average of businesses in the same industry.