Amentum’s Anniston Static Detonation Chamber Worksite Approved as a Star Participant in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program

Amentum’s Anniston Static Detonation Chamber Worksite Approved as a Star Participant in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program

Amentum’s Anniston Static Detonation Chamber (SDC) worksite, located in Anniston, Ala., was recently designated a Star Participant in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

The Anniston SDC is recognized as a worldwide leader in explosive destruction technology, destroying munitions and energetics in an efficient manner while meeting all safety, quality, and environmental requirements. It began operations in November 2010 in support of the chemical weapons stockpile disposal mission at the former Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility. Processing of chemical agent- filled munitions was completed in September 2011 at which time the site underwent extensive decontamination, allowing continued operations to destroy obsolete conventional munitions and explosives. Processing of conventional, non-chemical agent munitions began in April 2012 and is ongoing.

The Anniston SDC is currently supporting the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative mission by destroying conventional munition components that have been removed from chemical agent munitions stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot located in Pueblo, Colo.

“This award further demonstrates our company’s absolute commitment to safety excellence in all we do,” said Jeff Treffinger, Amentum’s Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) & Quality.  “We believe deeply in the value of the VPP program, and we’re proud to add the Anniston SDC to our twelve other worksites that have achieved the VPP Star in the past ten years.”

Other Amentum projects that are currently designated as Star Participants include Hanford Tank Operations Contract in Richland, Wash.; the Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Disposition Project in Aiken, S.C.; the East Tennessee Technology Park Decontamination and Demolition Project in Oak Ridge, Tenn.; and the Pueblo Chemical Demilitarization Facility in Pueblo, Colo.

Anniston SDC Safety Pledge: Our goal is to create and sustain a culture that recognizes and reinforces safety as a shared value held by all members of the organization. All tasks, regardless of size or complexity, will be performed safely. Each employee will prevent accidents by planning for safety in every act. The SDC will not sacrifice the safety imperative for production priorities. The SDC stands tall in our commitment to reduce risk in accomplishing our mission.

Other Worksite Safety Awards and Recognition:

  • National Safety Council Safety Leadership Award
  • National Safety Council Perfect Record Award
  • National Safety Council Occupational Excellence Award
  • 8 years without a recordable injury