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NSTec Receives Safety Recertification For 5th Straight Year

Las Vegas, Nev. - National Security Technologies (NSTec), the management and operating contractor for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), continues to conduct some of the nation’s most important national security work in the safest manner possible as recognized by consecutive safety awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The DOE each year recognizes safety at its locations across the United States through its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which was created in January 1994 to recognize and encourage excellence in occupational safety and health protection. The program closely parallels the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) VPP.

In February 2015, the company participated in a two-week recertification review as required, and in August 2015 it was announced that NSTec has again been awarded the VPP Superior Star for the fifth consecutive year.

“I am very happy that we have again been recognized,” NSTec President Ray Juzaitis said. “We are strongly committed to safety in all the company’s operations, and this honor validates that our safety programs continue to move in the right direction.”

The VPP Superior Star award shows the company has demonstrated a consistently superior level of performance in meeting established safety and health goals, conducting outreach and achieving an injury and illness rate significantly below the average for similar operation.

DOE-VPP also includes coverage of radiation protection/nuclear safety and emergency management because of the type and complexity of DOE facilities. Much like the OSHA program, DOE-VPP provides several proven benefits to participating sites, including improved labor/management relations, reduced workplace injuries and illnesses, increased employee involvement, improved morale, reduced absenteeism, and public recognition.

During their time at NSTec, the DOE VPP Headquarters review team visited several work locations, interviewed employees and conducted document reviews. In recognition of the importance for management commitment as well as employee involvement, interviews were conducted with the NSTec President, Vice President, Directors, as well as personnel from throughout the company at numerous work locations.

The DOE Headquarters Team provided kudos for a series of topics, including: confined space mockup facility; demonstration board to practice lockout/tagout; use of noise makes to deter birds from gathering in structures; organizational learning/outreach; hoisting and rigging practices; Great Catch program; and wellness activities. A series of suggestions were also offered regarding enhancement of job hazard analysis documentation, examining options to complete required reading, use of performance indicators, and placement of eye wash stations as a best management practice.

Contractors that choose to apply to the VPP must develop robust safety and health management systems and demonstrate effective implementation of safety and health procedures. These contractors are subject to frequent DOE reviews.


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NSTec Receives Safety Recertification For 5th Straight Year.pdf9/3/2015NSTec Receives Safety Recertification For 5th Straight YearNew196 KB
US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 071515.pdf7/9/2015US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 07151555 KB
NSTec Donation Helps to Complete Cold War Memorial.pdf5/29/2015NSTec Donation Helps to Complete Cold War Memorial195 KB
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NNSA Conducts Experiment to Improve US Ability to Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions.pdf5/26/2015NNSA Conducts Experiment to Improve US Ability to Detect Foreign Nuclear Explosions39 KB
US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 052015.pdf5/13/2015US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 05201555 KB
NSTEC AGAIN FUNDS $50,000 NATIONAL SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP AT UNLV.pdf3/31/2015NSTEC AGAIN FUNDS $50,000 NATIONAL SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP AT UNLV250 KB
NNSS, Boulder City Firefighters Join Forces for Burn Drill.pdf3/26/2015NNSS, Boulder City Firefighters Join Forces for Burn Drill156 KB
US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 032515.pdf3/19/2015US DOE Advisory Board to Meet 03251555 KB
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NNSS TO RECEIVE DOE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR MEETING CONSERVATION GOALS.pdf2/2/2015NNSS TO RECEIVE DOE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD FOR MEETING CONSERVATION GOALS261 KB
Nevada Students to Test Their Knowledge.pdf1/29/2015Nevada Students to Test Their Knowledge131 KB
US DOE Advisory Board to Meet Jan 21 2015.pdf1/15/2015US DOE Advisory Board to Meet Jan 21 201555 KB

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