LU 1263's Gary Cook Recognized with Safety Award
LU 1263 Member, Gary Cook
Congratulations to Local 1263 member Gary Cook, who recently picked up a Safety/Quality Recognition award for his work at the Savannah River Remediation (SRR). On September 19, while millwrights were working on assembling pumps, Gary was inspecting his work area and noticed the adjacent pump platform had cracks in the tube steel supports. He barricaded the platform off and notified his supervisor. The Facility Manager was notified and is checking on a path forward. Two sections of the tube steel supports were identified. One with cracks approximately 6-feet in length and the other about 3-feet in length.
Gary’s attention to detail and Situational Awareness in the Workplace (SAWS) helped prevent further damage to the platform and the potential of someone being seriously hurt. Gary was presented with a certificate of appreciation by SRR and a Lowe’s gift card. Thanks, also, to Tony Farmer, area superintendent, for nominating Gary for this honor.