From left Brooke Russell, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the SC chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC), presented the NSC awards to members of the SRR Safety Leadership Committee.
Monday, March 14, 2011
AIKEN, S.C. (March 14, 2011) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) LLC, the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), has won five safety awards.
On February 16, 2011, Brooke Russell, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, of the South Carolina (SC) chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC) presented three awards to the SRR Safety Leadership Committee at their quarterly safety leadership meeting:
- NSC Operational Excellence Achievement Award presented to SRR Construction
- NSC Operational Excellence Achievement Award presented to SRR Operations
- NSC Million Hour Award
The NSC Operational Excellence Award is presented to organizations that in the previous 12 months had occupational injury rates that were 50 percent or more better than comparable industry-wide rates. This is the first time SRR has been eligible to win this award, since it is based on a full calendar year of performance, and 2010 was the first full calendar year for SRR.
The NSC Million Hour Award was presented to SRR in recognition for three million hours without a day away from work due to injury milestone achieved on January 15, 2011. SRR has won this award in the past.
“Safety is paramount in our business,” said Terrel Spears, Assistant Manager for Waste Disposition Project, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office. “These awards underscore the fact that employees recognize the hazards our complex cleanup work and fully embrace the importance of safety in all facets of the job.”
Additionally, SRR Construction and Operations will each be presented SC Chamber of Commerce 2011 Commendation of Excellence Awards at the upcoming SC Chamber Safety Award luncheon held on March 16, 2011. This award is presented to companies who have a commendable occupational injury rate.
“It’s gratifying to know others notice our outstanding safety record,” said Dave Olson, SRR President and Project Manager. “I am very pleased with the safety performance by our employees and commend them for their commitment and dedication to working safely. I want employees to come to work safe, leave safe and continue that behavior after work.”
SRR is the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Liquid Waste contractor. SRS is owned by DOE. SRR is composed of personnel from a team of companies led by URS with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Safety Management Solutions.