ORISE is committed to safety in everything we do

Ensuring employees are able to confidently perform their work in a safe work environment is critical to everything we do. Our employees are vital to our culture and performance in fulfilling the contract for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), so we not only commit to a tradition of safety at work but strongly encourage our employees to carry this mindset beyond the workplace and into their homes and communities. 

Maintaining a commitment to safety means employees are trained in how to work safely and are obligated to watch out for each another, challenge and report unsafe working conditions, follow all safety policies and procedures, and never take shortcuts at the expense of safety. 

As a critical function of operations, ORISE’s Environment, Safety & Health office manages the safety program with a focus on: 

  • Prevention activities and services that serve as the primary means of achieving our commitment to excellence in safety, health and environmental programs
  • Leadership that demonstrates ORISE as a catalyst in implementing model environment, safety and health programs for the DOE community.
  • Expertise from on-site staff who provide expert and timely services to reduce or eliminate occupational injuries/ illnesses and hazardous exposures.
  • Continuous improvement to identify opportunities for improvement and ways to implement new technologies for enhancing program effectiveness. 

At the end of the day, safety is a part of everything we do at ORISE. Safety is more than just a goal; it’s a way of life, both on the job and at home.