03
October
2016
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04:52 PM
America/Los_Angeles

Vit Plant again earns VPP Star of Excellence honor in recognition of safety efforts

Summary

For the second consecutive year, the Hanford Vit Plant construction site was recognized by the Department of Energy for its safety statistics and mentoring efforts in 2015.

For the second consecutive year, the Hanford Vit Plant construction site was recognized by the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program (DOE-VPP) with the Star of Excellence award for its safety statistics and mentoring efforts in 2015. The award highlights a commitment to safety by all employees.

The Star of Excellence is the highest category of the DOE-VPP annual achievement awards, and earning the award in consecutive years highlights the fact the Vit Plant recorded a lower total recordable case rate (TRC) for the fourth-consecutive year. TRC rates can be used to show a relative level of injuries and illnesses among different industries.

In 2015, the site reported its best safety performance ever with a TRC of 0.57. For comparison, the Bureau of Labor Statistics national average for other construction sites was 3.0 in 2014.