AIKEN, S.C. March 20, 2019 – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) was recently recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA) for continued excellence in safety performance in 2018 at an annual safety summit held in Spartanburg.
The SCMA recognizes companies across South Carolina with an incidence rate below the statewide average. SRNS completed 2018 by extending the company’s strong safety record for another calendar year, accumulating nearly 20 million safe hours since the last lost workday case due to an on-the-job injury.
"The companies who earn this award are held to very high standards," said Sara Hazzard, President & CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. "Strong company cultures recognize that their most valuable assets are their associates and that safe working environments is a collaborative and constant necessity every day."
In 2018, the SRNS team welcomed 947 new employees to the Site, comprised of 736 full service employees, 192 interns from colleges and universities across the country and 19 laborers. Introducing the company’s newest team members into the safety culture required an all-hands-on-deck approach to safety mentoring and engagement from all levels of the organization.
“It was a busy and exciting year for SRNS in terms of hiring and safety performance sustainment. Thanks to the teamwork of our seasoned employees, coupled with the willingness to learn from our new hires we have continued to pass on the strong safety legacy that has been sustained at SRS for more than a half-century. This award recognizes the commitment to safety shown by more than 6,000 employees who are focused on the same goal; to ensure that every employee goes home in the same condition they arrived at work.” said Start MacVean, SRNS President and CEO.
To date, SRNS has earned 124 safety-related awards and commendations since becoming the SRS management and operations contractor in 2008.
The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to elevate the quality of life for all South Carolinians by advancing the state's manufacturing industry. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 80,000 associates in South Carolina.