HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Safety is always a top priority at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, and ensuring the safety and wellness of the workforce is a job that requires the commitment of all employees.
A few employees who have gone above and beyond in their support of Huntsville Center’s safety program were recognized during a small, in-person awards ceremony June 7.
Col. Marvin Griffin, Huntsville Center commander, presented commander’s coins and Kellie Williams, safety manager, presented safety coins to the four members of a Project Delivery Team (PDT) that played a key role in ensuring employees had continued access to resources during a critical time.
The PDT comprising Tonda Madison, Clay Weisenberger, Chris Robbins, and Bill Seelmann awarded a critical task order for the Medical Center of Expertise within four days of the request, ensuring there was no break in service for the Army employee health and welfare program (EAP) that provides employees with resources for issues such as stress, anxiety, marital or family problems or substance abuse.
The program is especially important during the pandemic as the challenges of COVID-19 have put a lot of stress on the workforce, said Williams.
“This is a great example of Huntsville Center taking care of Huntsville Center by supporting the safety and health of the workforce,” she said.
Rachel Ray, an administrative officer in the Engineering Directorate, also received a commander’s coin and a safety coin for outstanding support of the safety program.
One of the longest serving first aid attendants, Ray has been a mainstay in the program for more than 13 years. She volunteered to be a first aid attendant and floor monitor when she first arrived at Huntsville Center in 2008 and has been a steadfast member ever since, said Williams.
“Rachel’s calm demeaner and commitment to excellence served her well as an attendant as she was able to diffuse several emergency situations that she responded to with confidence,” Williams said. “The Huntsville Center safety program is better because of Rachel and her commitment to serve.”