AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site (SRS) management and operations (M&O) contractor earned an “excellent” rating and nearly $25 million — or 94 percent — of the available award fee for EM work performed from Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017, according to a recently released scorecard.
“Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) displayed growth and improvement in fiscal year 2017,” said DOE-Savannah River Associate Deputy Manager Thomas Johnson, who challenged the company to “continue developing innovative technologies and performing unique operations in a safe and compliant manner.”
Each year EM releases information relating to contractor fee payments — earned by completing the work called for in the contracts — to further demonstrate transparency in its cleanup program.
Following are SRNS accomplishments for EM during this period:
- Maintained operations of facilities and executed work safely, with illness and injury rates well below EM established goals. The SRNS total recordable injury case rate was 0.25, compared to the 1.10 goal, and the rate for SRNS days away from work was 0.04, compared to the 0.60 goal.
- Partnered with local colleges and universities to fill many vacancies with recent graduates from programs tailored to long-term site needs, increasing the efficiency of the hiring process; and
- Outpaced goals to subcontract with small businesses, including targets for all socio-economic categories, such as women-owned and service disabled veteran owned companies.
SRNS President and CEO Stuart MacVean said the scorecard is a great reflection of the quality, innovation, and dedication of the company’s workforce.
“We are pleased EM considered our performance to be ‘excellent’ and recognized our growth and improvement during fiscal year 2017,” MacVean said. “We are especially proud of the recognition that SRNS successfully executed ongoing operations safely while displaying a strong safety culture.”
DOE-Savannah River noted areas needing improvement:
- Less than adequate planning and control implementation for asbestos work;
- Increased technical safety requirement violations and four environmental notices of violations; and
- Three significant conduct-of-operations events in the nuclear materials stabilization area.
View the SRNS EM scorecard here.
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