WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – It’s a new year, and EM and its cleanup contractor at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) have created a new calendar to raise safety awareness among site workers and their families.
The Family Fun Safety Calendar features drawings by the children of WVDP employees depicting general safety practices.
“At the West Valley Demonstration Project, it is understood that safety must be something that is not just remembered, but put into practice every day and in everything we do,” EM WVDP Safety and Site Programs Leader Jennifer Dundas said. “Safety does not start and stop at the worksite. The Family Fun Safety Calendar is designed to engage employees as well as their families and provide a constant reminder on safety awareness.”
Created in-house by employees, the calendars include monthly safety topics that can be discussed at work briefings, meetings, and other occasions. The calendars are distributed to stakeholders and subcontractors to CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley (CHBWV).
“This approach creates safety awareness across the site in a unique way,” said Ken Whitham, CHBWV vice president of environmental, safety, health, and quality. “The calendar allowed us to promote safety onsite as well as at home; and the children’s drawings make them a ‘got-to-have’ item.”