Offices reopen Friday, October 12
Our offices will reopen tomorrow at 8:30 am.
BJWSA honors Employee of the Quarter
Congratulations to Diane Thames, human resources specialist, who was chosen as Employee of the Second Quarter 2018,
and to Mike Carter, field operator III, who was chosen as Employee of the Third Quarter 2018!
National Safety Council awards Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority with the 2018 Industry Leader Award
The National Safety Council (NSC) has honored Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) with a 2018 Industry Leader Award. The award is a component of the NSC’s member-exclusive Safety Awards Program. The Industry Leader Award benchmarks outstanding safety achievements among member companies based on self-reported data.
Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority is one of 65 companies chosen nationwide for the award, which recognizes the top five percent of member companies, units and facilities meeting the criteria and qualifications for the 2018 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award (based on 2017 calendar year data) from NSC. Winners are selected based on NAICS code, lowest total incidence rate and employee work hours. As of the end of FY18, BJWSA had sustained a record 1,163 days to accumulate 1,047,540 hours without an injury resulting in a lost workday.
BJWSA General Manager Ed Saxon credits Safety Specialist Steve Lee, along with management staff, for ensuring that employees identify all hazards and the appropriate personal protection equipment is provided and implemented before any work begins.
“This remarkable record,” says Saxon, “is the result of every employee’s commitment to safety and compliance with our robust safety program. We are further committing ourselves to the two million hour goal with a renewed vigilance for recognizing and avoiding safety risks.”
BJWSA holds contests to promote source water protection
Imagine a Day without Water! Imagine no sweet tea, boiled peanuts or Lowcountry Boil. We’re giving local students the opportunity to help us tell our story. For complete details and rules, e-mail Lou.Brown@bjwsa.org!
Kilgore pens article on Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility for national industry magazine
Director of Treatment Operations Tricia Kilgore, P.E., has published an article on BJWSA’s Cherry Point Water Reclamation Facility in the Water Environment Federation’s July edition of WE&T Magazine. Read more on our press page here.
BJWSA GM Ed Saxon talks about Savannah River Clean Water Fund on SC Business Review
Learn more about our involvement in the Savannah River Clean Water Fund from Ed Saxon’s interview with Mike Switzer on the South Carolina Business Review.
Lady’s Island Middle School visits Port Royal facility
Last week Lady’s Island Middle School visited BJWSA for tours of the Chelsea water treatment plant and Port Royal Reclamation facility. They also viewed some videos before the tours showing the treatment processes at these plants.These videos can be found at www.youtube.com/bjwsa.
BJWSA visits Pritchardville Elementary
Treatment Operations Director Tricia Kilgore, P.E. visited fifth grade STEM students at Pritchardville Elementary last week. She shared a slide show, showed some examples of untreated water vs. treated water and answered questions from the students.