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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
FEBRUARY 14, 2008
(615) 741-2257
 


BECHTEL JACOBS COMPANY, K-25/K-27 D&D PROJECT
RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S SAFETY AWARD

SAFETY RECORD DATES BACK TO JANUARY 2006

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley announced that Bechtel Jacobs Company, K-25/K-27 D&D Project in Oak Ridge was chosen to receive the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety.

"The Project safety record demonstrates their commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Tennessee Department of Labor Deputy Commissioner Bob Henningsen, who presented the Governor’s Award of Excellence to the company today at the Department of Energy Information Center. “The Project achieved a remarkable safety record in order to meet the high standards this award requires.”

 

The Governor’s Award honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours during a calendar year without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work or restrict normal job activities. The number of hours required is based on the size of the company.

 

Bechtel Jacobs performs environmental cleanup for the Department of Energy, which includes a wide range of construction and demolition activities. The Project employs approximately 800 people at the Oak Ridge location. The project team has operated over two-million man hours without a lost time or restricted duty incident. This injury free record dates back to January 2006.

 

“This is a noteworthy achievement considering the challenges and risks faced by workers on the project,” said Vice President and Deputy General Manager Kelly Trice, who heads up the project for Bechtel Jacobs. “Some of the challenges we face involve working with hazardous and nuclear materials under less than ideal conditions.”

 

Only a few construction companies have actually qualified for the TOSHA Safety Awards program. Out of the 31 awards presented in 2007, only four were presented to construction companies.

 

For more information on the Governor’s Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Consultative Services office at (800) 325-9901.

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