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Onondaga Lake Cleanup Team Recognized With Health and Safety Excellence Award

The Onondaga Lake Cleanup Team

The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has awarded the Onondaga Lake cleanup team the 2014 WEDA Annual Safety Award for its outstanding safety record and performance. The award is presented to “corporations or projects that have been conducted with special attention and focus to public and worker health and safety.” The Onondaga Lake dredging, capping, and habitat restoration project consists of several remedial activities occurring simultaneously and involves seven project team member companies, including O'Brien & Gere with Honeywell, Parsons, Sevenson Environmental Services, Infrastructure Alternatives, de maximus, and Anchor QEA.

WEDA cited a culture of safety that has been promoted throughout the entire project, noting that in the first two years of the dredging project, a program-wide commitment to safety resulted in an enviable safety record with only one lost time incident reported. The award covered more than 874,000 hours of work, over two years.

About Western Dredging Association
WEDA is a member of the World Organization of Dredging Associations and covers North, Central, and South America. WEDA is dedicated to the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction by sponsoring or co-sponsoring national and international technical conferences, seminars, and symposiums, including publication and dissemination of the proceedings.

About O’Brien & Gere
O'Brien & Gere has become more than an engineering solutions provider throughout its history of creating a better future since 1945. At the center of the Company’s story are clients ranging from advanced manufacturers to higher education, federal agencies, and municipalities. These clients trust O’Brien & Gere to deliver sustainable solutions and integrate innovative technology to solve the evolving advanced manufacturing, energy, environmental, and water challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, see O’Brien & Gere’s 2013 Annual Report.

For more information on the Onondaga Lake cleanup, visit www.lakecleanup.com.

Contact: Kristin Halpin for O’Brien & Gere