MSC Receives Tennessee Volunteer STAR Recertification
James Neeley, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced Wednesday, August 16th, that Manufacturing Sciences Corporation in Oak Ridge has been awarded recertification of the department’s Volunteer STAR award. The Volunteer STAR (Safety Through Accountability and Recognition) award is the state’s highest honor for workplace safety, and a nationally recognized program.
Manufacturing Sciences Corporation (MSC), first received the Volunteer STAR award in 2000, and this marks the second time the company’s program has received recertification from the State of Tennessee. Commissioner Neeley stated, “The recertification’s show Manufacturing Sciences has a strong, consistent commitment to workplace safety.”
Program participants are required to undergo recertification every three to five years. MSC’s Oak Ridge facility, which began operations in 1985, was originally founded to produce depleted uranium products for defense, energy and research applications, MSC remains what the company believes to be the sole commercial facility in the world with the capability to cast, flat-roll, and machine products from depleted uranium. The skill of our workforce in fabricating products from depleted uranium is second only to government facilities and is unparalleled in the commercial marketplace.
The fact that MSC has participated successfully in the Tennessee STAR program for more than six years, has completed more than 1,300 days without a lost-time accident, and has maintained a total injury rate eight times less than the industry average is a testament to the dedication of our workforce. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 480 represent MSC employees.