The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant received high marks from a recent Department of the Army Inspector General Chemical Surety Inspection.
“They look through safety, operations, accountability, went through our clinic, a lot of our personnel records … and left with a very good report,” said Walton Levi, site project manager, PCAPP, in a recent Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission meeting in Pueblo.
These inspections are completed at the plant every other year, but this Feb. 10-14, 2020, the visit from the inspector general came in an off-year not long after the last visit in April 2019. The surety inspection confirms workers at the plant are complying with technical, health, safety, accountability, security and reliability standards and procedures.
“The fact is, we don’t have to get ready for the inspections – we are always ready,” said Ken Harrawood, project manager, Bechtel Pueblo Team.
“We’re inspection-ready every day because we never know who’s going to come knocking,” Levi agreed. “It could be the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, it could be somebody out of one of the various government agencies. But we’re always ready.”
“The way we performed during this inspection proves that we are laser-focused on safety in the plant,” said Bill McCune, surety and security manager, PCAPP.