For the 10th consecutive year, the Yâ€‘12 National Security Complex received the National Safety Councilâ€™s Occupational Excellence Achievement award. This award recognizes companies, units, or facilities that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work equal to or less than 50 percent of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rating for their industry and have had no fatalities during a calendar year.
â€œWe want to reduce our lost workday case rate to zero,â€ said B&W Y-12 President and General Manager Chuck Spencer. â€œDuring calendar year 2012 (for which this award was given), our rate was 0.17. The comparable industry incident rate is 1.6. Y-12 employees can be proud of making safety a value in their daily lives.â€
The second award received was the U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excellence. As the award states, employees have â€œachieved an outstanding level of performance in meeting established safety and health goals, actively conducting outreach to others and in achieving an injury and illness rate significantly below the average of similar businesses and operations.” [Read more…]