CH2M HILL's Hanford Group Wins National Safety Award
Posted: October 16, 2007 5:45 p.m.
RICHLAND, Wash.--A prestigious safety award for CH2M HILL.
CH2M Hill's Hanford Group is considered to be one of America's safest companies. The distinction comes from Occupational Hazards magazine, an industry-leading journal on health and safety.
Workers consistently deal with high-level radioactive waste, but employee injury and illness rates are lower than industry standards. In the last two years, management has seen an 85% improvement in safety.
"We put safety above everything else," according to Dr. Tom Anderson, Director of Safety & Health. We will actually slow down work if something is not safe. We stop work if something is not safe. So, safety is paramount.
For CH2M HILL, being recognized shows employees and management are committed to safety. Last year, the Department of Energy honored the company with three Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) awards.