Keith was joined by Cassandra Stuart, Jerome Hicks and Kathy Collins in Washington, DC on May 25, 2010 to accept this award. News Article›more
On September 3, 2009, the DOE Office of Enforcement issued Final Notices of Violation (PNOVs) to three contractors - Stanford University, Pacific Underground Construction, Inc., and Western Allied Mechanical, Inc. - for violations in September 2007 of DOE's worker safety and health regulation under 10 CFR 851. Stanford University is the managing and operating contractor for DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC). At the time the violations occurred, Pacific Underground Construction was performing work at SLAC under subcontract to Stanford University, and Western Allied Mechanical was a subcontractor to Pacific Underground Construction. The FNOVs cited multiple violations resulting from a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe explosion that occurred at SLAC on September 13, 2007. The violations for all three contractors are based on deficiencies in construction safety, fire protection, and adhering to safety procedures. The proposed civil penalties of $210,000 for Stanford University, $42,000 for Pacific Underground Construction, and $56,000 for Western Allied Mechanical, are based on the significance of the violations. However, DOE elected not to impose the civil penalty on Stanford University because the University is a not-for-profit educational institution that receives no fee to operate SLAC under its contract with DOE.
UT-Battelle has been named the winner of the 2008 DOE Mentor of the Year Award. The honor was presented recently at the Department of Energy's 10th Annual Small Business Conference in Long Beach, Cal. ›more
Keith received the DOE's 2007 Small Business Management & Operations Program Manager of the Year award at the 9th Annual US DOE Small Business Conference in San Antonio, TX. ›more
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