STAR Safety Awards

Published July 2018

Nts’e tkonii da ‘uzolyuun ~ “Be Prepared for Anything!”


Left to Right: Christopher Smith, AFSI Senior Program Manager, Kaitlin Tanel, AFSI Geologist, Teresa O’Carroll, AFSI Environmental Program and Operations Manager, Pete Rice, Ahtna Director of Safety, Health, and Environment. Photo courtesy of Marlene Amador, AFSI



Ahtna Facility Services, Inc. (AFSI) Geologist Kaitlin Tanel (second from left) is seen here after receiving the Safety Team Awareness and Recognition (STAR) Award at Ahtna’s West Sacramento office on April 23, 2018. She was presented the award for promptly reporting a mechanical problem with a microwave oven in the office that had the potential to expose staff to harmful electromagnetic radiation. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, “Microwave radiation can heat body tissue the same way it heats food. High exposure can cause painful burns, especially to the eyes.” The microwave unit was immediately removed from service, locked/tagged out, and appropriately disposed off-site. Thank you Kaitlin for “Seeing Something-Saying Something.”



Bri (Christina) Foster is presented her safety award by Chuck Holman, AEI Vice President at Marine Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO).


AEI’s New STAR  Bri Foster

Bri recognized a significant trip hazard at Sharpe Army Depot, Tracy, CA but more importantly has contributed to keeping up the Southwest Environmental safety record of zero accidents since 2006.

Bri works as a Site Super II out of our Pleasant Hill office and with our current volume of work is in the field full time. She just finished the Nellis Air Force Base Landfill, is currently working on the Motco Site 31/31A Excavation and then will be going onto the VA Hospital in Long Beach, installing wells at Fort Ord and then to Camp Parks.