15:41 uur 27-04-2017

Westinghouse reikt eerste veiligheidsprijs Quest for Zero uit aan Springfields

PRESTON, Engeland–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company heeft vandaag zijn vestiging in Springfields uitgeroepen tot eerste winnaar van de prijs Quest for Zero. Quest for Zero is in augustus 2016 in het leven geroepen om alle vestigingen en werknemers van Westinghouse aan te moedigen proactief veiligheidsmaatregelen na te leven en goed gedrag op vlak van veiligheid te bevorderen.

“Springfield heeft zich buitengewoon goed ingezet voor Quest for Zero en het terugdringen van veiligheidsrisico’s”, zei José Emeterio Gutiérrez, interim-president en ceo, bij de uitreiking van de prijs op 25 april. “Hun inspanningen om risico’s in kaart te brengen en gevaarlijke situaties te bestrijden hebben geleid tot meer dan 2,3 miljoen werkuren zonder een door Westinghouse geregistreerde verwonding.”


Westinghouse Presents Inaugural Quest for Zero Safety Award to Springfields

PRESTON, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its Westinghouse Springfields site was named the recipient of the company’s inaugural Quest for Zero award. The company’s Quest for Zero safety initiative was introduced in August 2016 to challenge all Westinghouse locations and employees to implement proactive safety activities and reinforce proper safety behaviors.

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VP & Managing Director, UK and Middle East Region Mick Gornall accepts the Quest for ZERO award from ... VP & Managing Director, UK and Middle East Region Mick Gornall accepts the Quest for ZERO award from Interim President and CEO José Emeterio Gutiérrez. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Springfields’ participation in the Quest for Zero and drive to reduce risks and eliminate hazards has been extraordinary,” said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, interim president and chief executive officer, in presenting the award on April 25. “Their efforts toward continual risk identification and hazard elimination have led to more than 2.3 million hours worked without a Westinghouse recordable injury.”

The site shares lessons learned companywide and also integrates them into daily operations. This is one of the many characteristics that led to the facility’s recommendation for ISO 14001:2015 certification, making Springfields the first Westinghouse site to achieve this status.

Additionally, employees at Springfields were recently honored for their safety efforts by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Springfields has been recognized 17 years in succession by RoSPA, receiving the prestigious Order of Distinction this year after receiving 16 consecutive Gold Awards from the organization.

To learn more about Westinghouse Electric Company and our vision to be the first to innovate the next technology, practice or solution that helps our customers generate safer, cleaner, more reliable energy visit www.westinghousenuclear.com .


Westinghouse Electric Company
Sarah Cassella, +1 412-374-4744
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