RICHLAND, Wash. – Clint Wolfley, Safety and Health manager at Washington River Protections Solutions (WRPS), received the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Award of Excellence on Wednesday for his outstanding leadership, expertise and professional commitment in the safety, health and environmental industry.
With more than 40,000 certified safety professionals, the BCSP is recognized as a world leader in credentialing safety and health practitioners. Wolfley received the award during a luncheon at the American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference in Dallas.
“It’s a tremendous honor,” Wolfley said. “It’s great to be recognized by an organization that is so well respected in the safety community. Of course, I have to credit my fellow employees. It’s because of their commitment to safety that WRPS continues to have one of the best industrial safety records among U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractors.”
Wolfley was one of only three safety professionals to earn the Award of Excellence. He was selected in the category of Construction Health and Safety Technician-certified professionals. The candidates were evaluated in seven different safety-related categories by a committee of representatives from the BCSP’s board of directors.
Wolfley has served as WRPS safety and health manager since 2010. He manages a highly skilled, multi-disciplined team of 300 safety and health professionals who provide industrial hygiene, industrial safety, construction safety and fire protection support for a company of 2,000-plus employees.
Last year, WRPS was recognized for achieving Star status in DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). VPP Star status recognizes that WRPS has significantly improved its safety and health program, fostered employee involvement, and improved the relationship between managers and workers.
Wolfley earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Boise State University and a master’s degree in international construction management from the University of Florida.
WRPS, owned by AECOM and EnergySolutions, with integrated subcontractor AREVA, is a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection. WRPS is responsible for managing and reducing the risk posed by the waste stored in Hanford’s aging underground tanks.