In August, the National Safety Council (NSC) named Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership’s (FRNP) Take Two for Safety team a semi-finalist for the Green Cross Safety Advocate Award. FRNP is the deactivation and remediation contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah site. This prestigious award recognizes a partnership, program, or coalition that has made a significant impact on safety issues at the workplace by advocating for practices that have been proven to raise awareness for the prevention of injuries.
“National Safety Council award winners don’t just aim to check off a box for safety. These leaders understand that they must prioritize safety at every level of decision making. We are proud to honor each of our nominees and our incredible winners, all of whom are committed to working alongside NSC to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace,” President and CEO of the NSC Lorraine Martin said.
The Take Two Team is made up of professionals representing safety, training, safeguards and security, communications and members of the United Steel Workers Local 550 Union. FRNP’s Take Two team has initiated a multi-year campaign to bring awareness to safety issues both at work and at home. The team developed safety videos, t-shirts and other materials to aid workers in emergency preparedness and safe work. They also hosted lunches to facilitate face-to-face discussions about the company’s Take Two for Safety program and best practices for safe work.
“The National Safety Council is America’s leading non-profit safety advocate,” said FRNP Program Manager Myrna Redfield, “Our team was honored to make it to the semi-final round for this prestigious national award. This recognition is validation of our ongoing efforts to improve safety culture.”
As a result of the team’s efforts, FRNP’s most recent sitewide safety culture survey indicated workers’ feel confident and engaged in the safety process at work and trust their management team to be protective of their safety and health.
Since the formation of the Take Two for Safety team, injury rates have steadily decreased and continue to remain below DOE targets. FRNP and the Take Two team are committed to continuous improvement of the safety culture and further reduction of injuries.