For Immediate Release
Contact: Ashley Hartman
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee, September 11, 2017 — The National Safety Council (NSC) has named
URS|CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR) as one of its 2017 Industry Leader Award winners for safety
performance. The award, a component of the NSC Occupational Awards Program, recognizes outstanding
safety achievements of NSC members.
Participants in the NSC 2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award (based on 2016
calendar year data) are automatically entered into the running for the Industry Leader Award. Only the
top 5% of members earn the recognition based on the best self-reported performance for its North
American Industry Classification System code, lowest total incidence rate and employee work hours.
“We are pleased to receive this prestigious recognition from the National Safety Council,” Ken
Rueter, UCOR President and Project Manager, said. “This is yet another in a series of recent awards that
recognize UCOR and underscore our commitment to a strong safety culture.
“As we go through re-verification of our Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) this
month, this award reminds us of the robust safety culture that characterizes UCOR’s work on the Oak
Ridge site every day and our commitment to a zero accidents policy. We believe Target Zero is achievable
by applying our culture to every task, every activity, every time.”
In recent weeks, The Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) announced
it has selected UCOR as the winner of two 2017 national awards. UCOR will be recognized as the winner
of the VPP Innovation Award and the Safety and Health Outreach Award at the VPPPA Safety+ Symposium
in New Orleans.
UCOR also was among 11 international winners of the annual Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
Innovation Awards at the Verdantix Summit in Houston where more than 200 delegates gathered to share
best practices on how to improve EHS outcomes with innovative technologies. These international awards
recognize corporations for their successful EHS projects as well as strategic suppliers of software,
equipment and services. UCOR won in the public sector category.
ETTP has again been recognized as a national leader in the Federal Green Challenge. This is a
national effort under the Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Management Program. It
challenges other federal agencies throughout the country to lead by example in reducing the federal
government’s environmental impact.
More than 1,260 UCOR team members completed the 2017 Target ZERO criteria in the second
quarter. Target ZERO, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) 2017 theme, is designed to facilitate
UCOR’s pursuit of operational and safety excellence to achieve zero workplace injuries and illnesses.
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