|An SRR employee is checked by staff from University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., a partner in a wellness program offered by SRR.|
AIKEN, S.C. – Two contractors supporting the EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) were recognized recently as Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the SRS management and operations contractor, received the Gold-Level recognition. Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor, received AHA’s highest recognition as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.
Dave Moody, manager of the DOE Savannah River Operations Office, congratulated the companies and their employees.
"I'm truly proud of the emphasis our primary contractors have placed on employee health and wellness,” Moody said. “Their employees can certainly take pride in the results they've achieved in maintaining and improving their fitness. I know DOE and our missions at SRS will share in the many benefits of a healthy workplace and workforce.”
AHA recognizes companies that have initiated positive workplace changes by helping to make their employees’ health and wellness a priority.
“We recognize the value of a healthy, physically conditioned workforce and the positive impact it has on their personal life as well,” SRNS President and Chief Executive Officer Dwayne Wilson said. “We are honored and pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite.”
SRR President and Project Manager Ken Rueter said the recognition benefits all employees when it comes to employee health and wellness.
“Our employees are our greatest asset,” Rueter said. “We are committed to providing employees with tools to assist in their wellness. This recognition benefits our employees’ health and will assist in producing even more positive results for the site.”
To be recognized, companies must offer employees physical activity options in the workplace, increase healthy eating options, promote a wellness culture, and demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.
This is the second consecutive year SRNS and SRR have been recognized by AHA’s Fit-Friendly Worksite program.