Y-12 Construction maintains ‘superb’ safety performance

Posted: March 6, 2013 - 6:03pm

At a recent celebration, B&W Y-12’s Direct-Hire Construction team was honored for two major safety achievements: more than one million hours worked without a lost-time accident and zero recordable injuries throughout 2012.

The Construction team achieved the one million-hour milestone in June 2012, and in January 2013, attained 1.4 million hours (more than 800 days) without a lost-time accident. The team’s last lost workday occurred in September 2010.

“A superb accomplishment,” said Jim Haynes, B&W Y-12 senior vice president and deputy general manager for projects. “It’s an incredible performance by a team that works in a hazardous environment daily.”

Joe Kato, B&W Y-12 Construction manager, and Kevin Adkisson, president of the Knoxville Building and Construction Trades Council, joined Haynes and more than 240 construction workers at a recent celebration of Construction’s safety accomplishments.

“I want to congratulate the B&W Y-12 Construction team on this unprecedented accomplishment,” said Adkisson, “and thank you for your continued collaborative working relationship. We remain committed to working safely and watching out for each other.”

Y-12 is a U.S. Dept. of Energy Voluntary Protection Program STAR site. DOE-VPP promotes safety and health through cooperative efforts among labor, management and government at DOE contractor sites. Contractors whose programs meet the requirements for outstanding safety and health programs receive STAR recognition, the highest achievement level. Y-12 was awarded STAR status last year.

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