October 4, 2016

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), which is managed by ORAU, was recently presented its 12th consecutive “Star of Excellence” award by DOE during its annual Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association national conference.

The “Star of Excellence” award represents the highest achievement level held by DOE sites nationwide. It is presented to contractors who meet exceptional safety and health standards, such as an injury and illness rate, 75 percent better than the national average of comparable U.S. businesses. The award also recognizes ORISE's role in actively mentoring other companies to help them improve their safety performance.


Photo Caption: Employees (L to R) Bryan Campbell, Brenda Longmire and Tom Wantland received DOE’s Star of Excellence Award from Brad Davy (far right), DOE’s director for the Office of Worker Safety and Health Assistance.

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The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing world class expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews, and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination. 

ORISE is managed by ORAU, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, for DOE’s Office of Science. The single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, the Office of Science is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit