Construction Workers Achieve Milestone at the Savannah River Site
Savannah River Remediation construction employees continued working safely during the summer's grouting activities on Tanks 18 and 19.
Aiken County, SC (WFXG) -
A portion of the construction workforce at the Savannah
River Site (SRS) has worked more than 25 million hours without an injury or
illness resulting in a missed day of work.
missed day of work due to an injury or illness for construction employees of
former SRS contractor, Washington Savannah River Company, and current liquid
waste contractor, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), was recorded in June 1998. Both
contractors have shared the same recording process for liquid waste operations
at the Site and, consequently, SRR has continued to build on these hours to hit
the 25 million hours mark.
string of hours represents more than 14 years of work without a days-away case.
The average construction organization would have 187 days-away cases in a span
of 25 million hours.
President and Project Manager Dave Olson congratulated SRR construction for
their accomplishment and noted all work at SRS begins and ends with safety.
accomplishment represents one of many legacy SRS safety milestones that have
been jointly celebrated by the current SRR construction workforce and the
Augusta Construction Building Trades," Olson said. "SRR's construction
employees are continuing an impressive record of work without a days-away
injury. I am pleased to see them
continue to keep the focus on what's most important in their daily job
Cassara, SRR Manager of Project Design and Construction, praised Construction
workers and their supervisors for their dedication to a safe workplace.
construction project employees continue to demonstrate they are the best in the
business," Cassara said. "By any comparison, this is World Class safety
performance and a rare construction industry achievement that exemplifies our
unrelenting commitment to the highest standards of workplace safety."
added that the Augusta Construction Building Trades are a key player in the
safety performance at SRR.
Trades provide us with skilled craftsman who understand safety is a part of
each task every day," Cassara said.
said the Construction employees' achievement is one of several positive signs
about the continuing strength of the SRR safety culture.
construction continues to set an incredible pace, the entire workforce is
accepting the challenge of stepping up our safety performance," Olson said.
construction employees are the specific workgroup involved in construction
activities in the liquid waste operations.
is owned by DOE. The SRS Liquid Waste contract is managed by SRR, a team of
companies led by URS Corp. with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and
Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA,
Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.
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