Hanford Concerns Council

Charter Signing

L-R: Ed Aromi of CH2M HILL, Roy Schepens of DOE's Office of River Protection, and Tom Carpenter signing the Hanford Concerns Council Charter.

The Hanford Concerns Council (HCC) is an independent panel designed to handle employee concerns of workplace safety, worker health, and environmental hazards. HCC was inaugurated in June 2005.

HCC is a joint venture of Hanford Challenge and government contractors at Hanford, such as Washington River Protection Solutions, Washington Closure Hanford, and the Plateau Remediation Contractor (CH2M Hill).  The council brings together important representatives of the Hanford community to collaborate and provide timely solutions for difficult problems. By gathering the perspectives of the employees, company, and neutral participants, HCC mediates fair and equitable solutions.

Most importantly, HCC has contractors’ commitment to implement recommended resolutions with the exception of extraordinary circumstances.

More information about HCC can be found at its Web site: http://www.hanfordconcernscouncil.org.

As part of the Hanford Concerns Council, Hanford Challenge and Washington River Protection Solutions jointly requested the HCC contract for a review of the WRPS chemical vapors industrial hygiene strategy.  Here is the report by independent reviewers issued in October 2010.  You can find a link to the joint statement here.