AIKEN, S.C. August 31, 2017 – Three Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees have been awarded Safety and Health Achievement Awards at the 33rd annual Voluntary Protection Programs Participants Association’s (VPPPA) National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 28.
SRNS’ Curtis Crenshaw, Darrell Freeman and Loretta Williams were selected by the VPPPA Awards Committee and the VPPPA National Board of Directors as recipients of the distinguished award.
The VPPPA bestows the Safety and Health Achievement Award annually to employees at participating companies who go above-and-beyond to stimulate safety and health initiatives on-the-job, in the community and at other DOE sites. The recipients also partake in extensive training and take initiative to implement safety and health-related best practices in their work areas.
“SRNS employees have a strong commitment to health and safety at work, and in the community. But for some, that commitment is truly noteworthy – as is the case with Curtis, Darrell and Loretta,” said Kliss McNeel, SRNS Senior Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Safety and Health. “Their ongoing work to ensure that our employees go home to their families in the same condition that they arrived is heartwarming and inspiring. We are very proud of them for achieving this award.”
The VPPPA is the leading organization dedicated to verification of cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems.
SRNS is a certified DOE Voluntary Protection Program STAR Site, which means that the company has implemented and demonstrated a healthy comprehensive safety management system. SRNS employees are encouraged to take an active role in safety programs and carry that commitment into the community to improve the safety of their neighbors.