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The Y‑12 National Security Complex recently received its Voluntary Protection Program recertification from the U.S. Department of Energy at the Star level. The site has held the distinction since 2012. To mark the recertification, NNSA Production Office Deputy Manager Teresa Robbins presented Y‑12 Site Manager Bill Tindal with the new VPP flag during this week’s Safety Fest TN 2017 held at Y-12’s New Hope Center

“This honor is only possible because of the safety‑conscious, ‘watch out for each other’ attitudes Y‑12 employees have,” said Tindal. He also commended the VPP Champions Committee, comprised of labor and management representatives from across the site, for their efforts to maintain the VPP Star status. 

Initiated in 1994, DOE-VPP encourages and recognizes excellence in occupational safety and health protection and closely mirrors the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) VPP

“It’s this kind of commitment to safety that makes the VPP Star status possible,” Robbins said. “We won’t stop just because we got this award. We strive for everyone to go home safely every day and to be safe every second of the day.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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