Workers at URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), the prime contractor for EM’s Oak Ridge cleanup, are approaching a milestone of 4 million safe work hours without a lost time away incident.
“In our line of work, safety accomplishments are never randomly achieved,” said Mark Whitney, Oak Ridge’s EM manager. “Reaching 4 million safe hours requires uniform commitment by employees and continual emphasis by leadership and onsite managers to perform every task, large and small, thoroughly and safely.”
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is home to many unique facilities, each constructed for a specific purpose. Today, almost all of the facilities at the site are in the process of being safely cleaned, shut down and removed.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – What a difference a year makes.
In 2012, DOE’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) surged ahead on the agency’s largest-ever demolition project, the K-25 building. Due to effective federal oversight, and the efficient work of the site’s prime contractor, URS|CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR), the 44-acre Manhattan Project-era superstructure is disappearing quickly.
A request for razors from a U.S. Army private serving in Afghanistan transformed into a full-scale holiday gift rescue operation by employees of the Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor, Savannah River Remediation (SRR). The soldier’s stepmom helped rally the “troops” in her office to send him and other soldiers some Christmas cheer.