Working Safely

We are proud to have one of the best safety records in the Department of Energy complex.

It takes a diverse team of talented individuals with various backgrounds to safety accomplish this demanding work. From accountants to zoologists, their unique abilities help us navigate the complex world of Hanford cleanup.

Tank farm workers perform their jobs in a demanding and hazardous environment. In addition to industrial hazards, the nature of their work requires tank farm workers to be highly trained in radiation protection and minimizing exposure to chemical vapors. Protective clothing, which includes respirators and supplied-air equipment, makes the work environment even more challenging.

WRPS is committed to accomplishing this mission safely and compliantly. WRPS employees recently achieved 7.7 million hours without a lost workday.

The 2018 Innovation Award was accepted by WRPS workers and managers.