FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a world-class DOE institute designed to strengthen a scientific workforce; promote the integrity of scientific research through peer review; provide 24/7 medical response to radiation accidents; evaluate human health data to protect workers from occupational hazards; and conduct independent environmental cleanup assessments.