UT-Battelle’s fundamental approach to worker safety and health at ORNL is exemplified through its commitment to providing a safe and healthful workplace, assuring work is performed in accordance with applicable requirements, and establishing a culture based on the belief that all injuries are preventable.
Under its prime contract with DOE, ORNL utilizes subcontractors to acquire supplies and services to accomplish a portion of its contract scope. Unless otherwise specified in the subcontract document, ORNL subcontractors working on-site will work under ORNL’s approved Worker Safety and Health Program.
ORNL determines which Worker Safety and Health Program (WSHP) requirements are applicable to the subcontract scope, and those requirements flow down via the subcontract to the subcontractor. Subcontractors are required to flow applicable worker safety and health requirements to lower tier subcontractors. The subcontract contains a provision to terminate the subcontractor for inadequate safety performance.
Subcontractors, at every tier, performing work at ORNL are expected to perform their work in a manner which protects all employees on site. The safety of our workers is paramount and all subcontractors will be held to the same high standards of performance.
For more information, contact Chris Patton, CSP, Director, Safety Services Division at (865) 574-4337 or e-mail email@example.com.