Every year, EHS Today recognizes companies with exceptional occupational safety, health, environmental, and risk management efforts. Swift & Staley Inc. (SSI) was one of 16 companies honored at the publication’s safety leadership conference in Dallas, Texas late last year.
“SSI’s safety and health program is founded on the philosophy that all accidents are preventable, and that safety is the first priority for all work,” said Tammy Courtney, SSI project manager. “Safety is not a program layered on top of the real work, but is an integral part of doing any work. SSI is not a ‘safety right now’ company but a ‘safety always’ company.”
SSI’s primary responsibilities at the Paducah Site include roads and grounds maintenance, janitorial services, safeguards and security program management, information technology and cybersecurity, radiological monitoring services, records management and document control, facilities maintenance, property management, and training.
EHS Today identifies companies that meet criteria for America’s Safest Companies, such as support from leadership and management for environmental, health, and safety efforts; employee involvement in those efforts; innovative solutions to safety challenges; and good communication about the value of safety.
The Paducah Site is situated on 3,556 acres in western Kentucky. Built as part of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, the gaseous diffusion plant enriched uranium from 1952 to 2013, originally for military reactors and nuclear weapons, and later for commercial nuclear power fuel.