When you are working on the largest capital project in the country, you need to keep your employees active and alert.


The Savannah River Site contractor undertaking that project, Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC, has earned the 2012 Worksite Innovation Award from the American Heart Association for developing and implementing innovative programming to promote physical activity in the workplace.


For the second year in a row, the award recognizes MOX Summer Games, a program designed to promote a healthy lifestyle through team exercise challenges.


“Employee wellness is a priority at MOX Services and benefits both the individual and the project,” said Kelly Trice, president and chief operating officer of MOX Services.


“We are honored to be recognized once again by the American Heart Association for creating a healthy workplace for our team members.”


Participants competed in a different physical challenge each week during a six-week period. The challenges included running and walking on a treadmill, push-ups, jump roping and hula hooping.


Last year, MOX Services received the award for its Survivor Fitness Challenge. The MOX Summer Games and Survivor Fitness Challenge are led by a full-time fitness coordinator and part of MOX Services’ comprehensive wellness program. The program offers educational events, training, access to an on-site occupational health nurse and health screenings.


MOX Services also received its fifth Fit-Friendly Gold designation from AHA for championing the health of employees and creating a culture of physical activity.


“We congratulate Shaw AREVA MOX Services for championing employee health and working to create a culture of physical activity in the workplace,” Valerie Bridges, director of corporate relations for the AHA, said.


“Shaw AREVA MOX Services is among an elite group that has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Worksite Innovation Award not once, but twice,” said Valerie Bridges, director of corporate relations for the AHA.