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Annual Safety Expo Draws More Than 3,000 SRS Employees

November 12, 2019

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Savannah River Site Safety Expo attendees take part in demonstrations, such as maneuvering objects in a glovebox.
Savannah River Site Safety Expo attendees take part in demonstrations, such as maneuvering objects in a glovebox.

AIKEN, S.C. – More than 3,000 employees attended the Savannah River Site (SRS) Safety Expo this fall, featuring 70 informational booths designed to educate and engage them in the site’s safety culture and performance.

Hosted by EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the annual two-day event brought participation from Savannah River Remediation, EM’s SRS liquid waste contractor; DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory; the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service-Savannah River; and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.

“Every year, the SRS Safety Expo brings individuals from across the site together to engage in our workforce’s strong safety culture,” SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean said. “Involvement in these events is what empowers personnel with the knowledge necessary to continuously improve safety and health both on- and off-site.”

Employees sign in at the Savannah River Site Safety Expo.
Employees sign in at the Savannah River Site Safety Expo.

Continuous development of the SRS safety culture is a longstanding legacy at the site. The SRS workforce established a strong commitment to safety performance when the site was developed in 1951 and despite changing missions over the decades, it remains an enduring core value for the more than 12,000-person workforce. The expo plays an important role in continuing that legacy with its focus on sustaining safety excellence through teamwork, education, and engagement.

This year’s event covered a variety of safety topics meant to increase employee awareness, ranging from cybersecurity and fire safety to driver and car seat safety.

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