Safety is priority one at Moab UMTRA remediation site
S&K Aerospace employees working on the Moab Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) have never had a lost-time injury since the original contract was awarded in June 2007. That amounts to 6 years and 9 months of safe work. Their hours contributed to the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project’s recent milestone of 2 million hours worked without a lost-time injury or illness, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The TAC Team celebrated the 2-million-hour safety record, which was reached in late February, along with the Remedial Action Contractor and the U.S. Department of Energy with a catered lunch on March 12. Banners highlighting the accomplishment were hung in visible locations around the project, including one at the Grand Junction office.
“We have a great workforce that has taken seriously the effort necessary to consistently work safely,” said TAC Senior Program Manager Joe Ritchey. “This celebration is a mere token of appreciation of how we all benefit from the accomplishment.”
The Moab Project has relocated more than 41 percent of the mill tailings pile at Moab to a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission-approved disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah, 30 miles to the north. The TAC supports the project mission by managing the ground water remediation and assessment of contaminated properties in Moab.