PIKE COUNTY, Ohio – Workers for the deactivation and decommissioning prime contractor at the Portsmouth Site recently celebrated 4 million safe work hours without a lost-time injury.
The nearly 2,000 employees and subcontractors for Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth (FBP) worked 1.4 million of those hours under pandemic protocols.
“This is a remarkable accomplishment for everyone on the team and it is especially impressive when we consider how much work we have done here while balancing safety on a daily basis,” Portsmouth Site Project Director JD Dowell said.
While the pandemic has impacted daily life, the commitment to safety has remained strong, Dowell added.
“From starting each day with the daily safety sheet to working together in safety work groups, every employee has played a part in making this milestone a reality,” Dowell said.
Duane McLane, FBP’s environment, safety, health, and quality director, credited the workforce, safety work groups, supervisors, and others for the achievement.
“It is rewarding to see the dedication to our safety goals and reaching this level of success,” McLane said.