AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site (SRS) recently hosted its annual safety expo, featuring nearly 60 informational booths designed to educate and engage employees on a variety of topics that underpin the site’s safety culture, legacy and performance.
This year’s two-day event drew more than 3,400 attendees, including federal employees and staff members from all SRS contractors, to the Applied Research Center in Aiken. Led by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the SRS managing and operating contractor, the expo offered information ranging from safety, security and environmental stewardship to personal heath, wellness and other community services designed to improve quality of life.
Over 23 Local Safety Improvement Teams from SRS hosted interactive booths at the expo, along with participants from EM liquid waste contractor Savannah River Mission Completion; EM’s Savannah River National Laboratory; security services contractor Centerra-SRS; U.S. Forest Service; Savannah River Ecology Laboratory; and several community organizations.
“Every year, the SRS Safety Expo brings employees from across the site together to celebrate and reinforce our workforce’s strong safety culture,” said Rick Sprague, SRNS senior vice president, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality. “Involvement in these events is what empowers our team with the knowledge necessary to continuously improve safety and health both on- and off-site.”
SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean said safety has and always will be a core value at SRS.
“Thank you to everyone who comes together each year to make this event possible and encourage our employees to become involved with and learn more about safety organizations across the site,” MacVean said. “The expo plays an important role in continuing the legacy of safety at the site by energizing the workforce to sustain safety excellence through teamwork, education and engagement.”
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