HERMISTON -- The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility has surpassed 9 million hours without a lost workday accident.
At the start of this week it had been more than five years since an employee missed work because of an accident.
This is the first time the chemical weapon incineration plant has reached 9 million safe hours, which is the equivalent of 100 employees working more than 43 years without missing a day of work due to an accident. The plant has about 830 workers.
The management at the plant points to the project's employee-led teams, which focus on safety and environmental compliance, as one key to preventing accidents and keeping workers safe.