A B&W Y-12 construction team was recently honored for two major safety achievements: working more than one million hours without a lost-time accident and having no recordable injuries in 2012, a press release said.
The B&W Y‑12 Direct-Hire Construction team achieved the one-million-hour milestone in June 2012. By January 2013, the team had reached 1.4 million hours (more than 800 days) without a lost-time accident, the press release said. The team’s last lost workday occurred in September 2010.
Jim Haynes, B&W Y-12 senior vice president and deputy general manager for projects, called it “a superb accomplishment.
“It’s an incredible performance by a team that works in a hazardous environment daily,” he said in the press release.
Joe Kato, B&W Y-12 Construction manager, and Kevin Adkisson, president of the Knoxville Building and Construction Trades Council, joined Haynes and more than 240 construction workers at a recent celebration of the team’s safety accomplishments.
“I want to congratulate the B&W Y‑12 Construction team on this unprecedented accomplishment,” Adkisson said. “We remain committed to working safely and watching out for each other.”
Y-12 is a U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program STAR site. DOE-VPP promotes safety and health through cooperative efforts among labor, management and government at DOE contractor sites.
Contractors whose programs meet the requirements for outstanding safety and health programs receive STAR recognition, the highest achievement level. Y-12 was awarded STAR status last year.