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Media Advisory: Site-wide Safety Standards

August 1, 2012 - 12:00pm



Department of Energy to announce two additions to the Hanford Site-wide Safety Standards – a set of 14 areas where Hanford contractors have collaborated to establish one uniform standard to guide safe operations. The latest additions to the Site-wide Safety Standards are Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.

DOE Hanford management will explain the significance of the Site-wide Safety Standards, their use and application at the Hanford Site, the benefits to workers and the example Hanford is setting for excellence in safety.

Media will then be offered a demonstration of Fall Protection training, along with other training programs at the DOE’s Volpentest HAMMER Training Center, operated by Mission Support Alliance.

When: Thursday, August 2, 2012
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Volpentest HAMMER Training Center Health and Safety Building
2890 Horn Rapids Road
Richland, WA

From Pasco and Kennewick on the Bypass Highway, toward Vantage – At the 4th traffic light from the Bypass, turn left onto Highway 240. Travel west until you reach the Kingsgate Rd intersection (Horn Rapids Golf Course and Housing Development will be on your left and the Horn Rapids RV Park will be on your right). Turn Right onto Kingsgate Road. Follow Kingsgate until the road ends, turn left at the stop sign, onto Horn Rapids Road. HAMMER will be on your right about a quarter mile. Take the first right onto campus immediately following the HAMMER sign on your right. Park in the main parking lot and check in at the front desk of the Administration Building.