AIKEN, S.C. (January 10, 2019) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees ushered in the new year surpassing the company’s 20 Millionth safe-work hour without a single injury resulting in a lost day of work on January 2.
This marks the second time SRNS has passed the 20 Million safe work-hour mark since becoming the Savannah River Site’s Management and Operations contractor in 2008. The company record stands at 24.8 Million.
“This safety achievement exemplifies the SRNS workforce’s commitment to safe operations at SRS,” said Stuart MacVean, SRNS President and CEO. “Safety is our way of life at the site, and our employees take great pride in achieving safety excellence.”
This milestone accounts for more than 680 days without a lost-time injury for the 5,680-person workforce.
“The 20-million safe hour milestone is remarkable, but it is built one day at a time. Ensuring our workers remain safe requires a daily commitment by every member of our team. That commitment is the common thread that has united our diverse workforce for generations,” said Rick Sprague, SRNS Senior Vice President, Environmental Stewardship, Safety, Security, Health and Quality.
SRNS employees are responsible for the environmental management of the 310-square mile site, providing the nation’s supply of Tritium, securing and operating large chemical manufacturing plants and transforming nuclear materials into assets and stable waste forms. Additionally, they are responsible for landlord services across the site, including the some of the nation’s most unique nuclear facilities.