Safety

Those of us who work in the DOE complex know that safety is job number one.  FE&C has developed a very complex Safety Program and culture to ensure that workers stay out of harm’s way in such hazardous surroundings as nuclear remediation and demolition.  It takes a special company to integrate the complex networks of compliance requirements while maintaining an exceptional safety record, yet continually meet timeline and quality milestones in this challenging environment.  Our record of excellence in safety in such a demanding situation can easily be applied to many markets.

“I have worked for organizations that safety was window dressing, but FE&C believes that safety is not a choice – it is expected from employees.  That philosophy is why I work for FE&C.”
 - Duff Wonders, FE&C Health and Safety Officer
“Our workers have an excellent reputation for putting safety first – not just talking about it, but actually walking the talk.  It shows in everything we do.” 
– DeVerne Dunnum, FE&C Senior Vice President

Safety Requirements Taken Seriously

As a US Department of Energy contractor, FE&C carefully implements Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) principles, a detailed roadmap of safety regulation.  This means that our employees understand highly meticulous safety protocols and take them seriously.  All project personnel embrace a philosophy and culture that requires zero injuries in the workplace as the core company value.  We use these safety protocols in every job we do, for every client and in every industry. 

In fact, in October of 2010, we celebrated our first million man hours without a lost-time safety incident, and for the current year, FE&C has an EMR rating of only 0.6000, the best safety rating allowed in the state of Washington.  And we have had no releases, uptakes, rad contaminations, spills, or environmental damage – ever.

“Experience has shown that an investment in prevention brings not only a healthier workplace and cleaner environment, but noticeable cost savings as problems are addressed before they become costly accidents or injuries.  Management must also be committed to a workplace that allows free and open expression of safety concerns, and where workers fear no reprisals or retaliation.  Workers are our most important resource for preventing and reporting hazardous and potentially unsafe practices.” – Federico Pena, Former US DOE Secretary