NNSA Congratulates Kansas City Plant for Receiving National Safety Council Award

Press Release
Apr 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated its Kansas City Plant (KCP) for earning the Million Hours Worked Award from the National Safety Council for 4,347,101 hours without an occupational injury or illness resulting in days away from work. In addition, KCP’s Kirtland operations in New Mexico also received the Perfect Record Award for two years without an occupational injury or illness resulting in days away from work.

“The award from the National Safety Council is a clear indication of KCP’s commitment to safety,” said Don Cook, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs. “NNSA applauds KCP’s outstanding safety record and commends the men and women of the Kansas City Plant for their continued commitment in improving the way they do business while implementing President Obama’s nuclear security agenda.”

As a certified “Star” site by the Department of Energy’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for the past twelve years, KCP strives for safety and health performance that is better than that of industry. Employee involvement is the cornerstone to KCP’s success. Every day, employees from all levels of the organization directly participate in activities to make safety a priority. Strong emphasis is placed on intervening in unsafe conditions and identifying hidden hazards that are often overlooked because of familiarity.

The National Safety Council was established in 1913 to provide leadership, research, education and advocacy to help save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads.

KCP’s primary mission is to manufacture a wide array of sophisticated components that ensure the safety, security, and reliability of our national defense systems. As one of the nation’s premier engineering and manufacturing organizations, KCP serves the nuclear security enterprise and other government agencies. KCP is managed and operated by Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies.

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Established by Congress in 2000, NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear science in the nation’s national security enterprise. NNSA maintains and enhances the safety, security, reliability, and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing; reduces the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; provides the U.S. Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responds to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the U.S. and abroad.