More than two thousand Pantexans enjoyed a barbecue lunch this week to celebrate working more than five million hours without a lost time injury. All employees on shift Tuesday were offered a lunch, with meals to be provided to workers on other shifts in the coming days.
The safety culture that has developed at Pantex starts at the worker level, where every employee is empowered to stop work immediately if they spot a safety issue. Safety considerations are integrated into all procedures and are propagated throughout the plant by a variety of employee-driven safety committees and organizations on which Pantexans volunteer to serve. More than 100 members of those safety committees served lunch.
B&W Pantex General Manager John Woolery says safety is integrated into every action taken at Pantex. “This achievement validates what we know about Pantexans – that they are dedicated to performing their duties in a safe, secure and high-quality environment,” he said.
The Pantex safety program has been recognized with numerous awards, most notably Superior Star Status in the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program.