Approximately 150 guests have been invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday that will recognize the Y-12 National Security Complexâ€™s attainment of DOE-VPP Star level and designation as a VPP Star Site.
VPP stands for Voluntary Protection Plan and is available to all contractors and subcontractors in the U.S. Department of Energy complex. Achieving VPP Star status means that Y-12 has proven a commitment to creating a safe work environment that protects workers, the public and the environment, and the plant must continue to meet safety standards.
â€œWe still have to keep our heads in the game and keep safety in the forefront,â€ said Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Operations Bill Klemm. â€œThe objective wasnâ€™t achieving the star; the objective is keeping everyone safe. Our journey of Safety for Life continues.â€
Klemm and others will be on hand Tuesday morning for the raising of the VPP Star flag that will fly over New Hope Center at Y-12.