Energy Solutions and Manufacturing Sciences Corporation Receive Volunteer Star Award

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 02:14 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis today announced Energy Solutions Bear Creek Operations and Manufacturing Sciences Corporation, both located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, were chosen to receive the Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award.
 
“The Energy Solutions Bear Creek Operations and Manufacturing Sciences Corporation facilities located in Oak Ridge have met the evaluation standards required to receive this award by proving their ability to provide an excellent safety and health management system," said Jim Flanagan, Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration VPP Manager, who presented the Volunteer STAR award today at the companies facility located at 1560 Bear Creek Road in Oak Ridge. “It is evident that Energy Solutions and Manufacturing Sciences and the employees of the Oak Ridge facility are extremely dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.”
 
"Energy Solutions and Manufacturing Sciences are honored with this recognition," noted Brian Wood, Senior VP of Commercial Processing. "Our employees are dedicated to conducting work safely and compliantly, while continuously improving performance. Our safety record is a source of pride for us with our community and the State of Tennessee."
 
The Volunteer STAR award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety and health and a nationally recognized program. The Volunteer STAR is patterned after the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) and recognizes the best of the best in the area of safety and health programming and performance.
 
Energy Solutions has more than 200 employees engaged in hazardous waste treatment and disposal. This is the site’s second time to receive the Volunteer STAR award. There are currently 35 Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee.
 
For the three-year period 2008-2010, the Energy Solutions safety record is as follows:
 
  • Three-year Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) is 1.8
    51% below the current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average
  • Three-year Days Away from Work and Restricted Activity and/or Transfer Incidence Rate (DART) rate is 0.4
    85% below the current BLS industry averages
Manufacturing Sciences Corporation has 54 employees engaged in the manufacturing of fabricated metal products. This facility was one of the original Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee receiving their original certification in 2000. This is the site’s fourth time to receive the Volunteer STAR award. There are currently 35 Volunteer STAR sites in Tennessee.
 
For the three-year period 2008-2010, the Manufacturing Sciences safety record is as follows:
 
  • Three-year Total Case Incidence Rate (TCIR) is 0.7
    90% below the current Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) industry average
  • Three-year Days Away from Work and Restricted Activity and/or Transfer Incidence Rate (DART) rate is 0.7
    80% below the current BLS industry averages
A plaque of recognition is awarded to the STAR recipient, as is a flag that can be flown at the site. The company is also permitted to use the Volunteer STAR logo on its correspondence and company documents.
  
The standard for participation in the STAR program is the confirmation of a company’s safety and health program, which helps reduce accidents and injuries. The program also allows employers to be removed from programmed compliance inspection lists for a period of three years.
  
For more information on the Volunteer STAR award program and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA Nashville office at (800) 249-8510.
 
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