Last month, the NNSA’s Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site successfully completed 7 million consecutive work hours without a lost day due to injury. According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a typical construction site in the U. S. experiences one lost workday case for every 125,000 hours worked. In the span of 7 million hours worked, the typical site would have 49 lost workday cases, but NNSA’s MOX project lost none.
Last year, the MOX project launched a new safety incentive program to increase safety awareness and encourage safety performance. The MOX BUX reward program recognizes and rewards individual and team achievements in safety performance. The tokens awarded can be collected and redeemed for a variety of apparel and merchandise items.
Reaching this milestone of completing 7 million safe hours continues to move this complex project forward in its mission to produce MOX fuel for commercial reactors.