Fluor Federal Services in Richland has earned its second Legacy of Stars award from the Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program, or VPP.
VPP recognizes projects with superior health and safety programs that result in fewer injuries to workers than industry norms. The Star of Excellence is the highest designation, and programs that receive it for four consecutive years are given the Legacy of Stars award.
Fluor was praised by the program for its "excellent outreach and mentoring efforts related to VPP."
Fluor achieved the Legacy of Stars award twice, even though workers were doing extremely hazardous work at Hanford, said Tony Umek, Fluor executive project director in Richland.
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He was presented the VPP Champion's Award for his commitment to promoting safety excellence at Fluor and in the Tri-Cities and encouraging other DOE sites to improve their VPP participation.