Safety Working Group


The Safety Working Group (SWG) is chartered to assist member companies in attaining and maintaining the highest levels of safety and regulatory performance in the operation of DOE/NNSA facilities/projects. The SWG achieves this by:

  • Seeking out, developing, and promoting best management and operating practices
  • Facilitating the exchange of operating experiences and information on safety/regulatory programs and their effectiveness, as well as designing studies and developing position and technical papers to inform DOE/NNSA regulations and directives processes where appropriate
  • Providing DOE/NNSA and member companies with access to a network of subject matter experts
  • Identifying opportunities to save and/or avoid costs in the implementation of their safety and regulatory programs
  • Assisting member companies in implementing effective safety and regulatory programs through peer reviews and consultations
  • Arranging for training and awareness workshops to enhance the competency of safety professionals

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Jan Preston

Chair Fluor Federal Services

Patricia Allen

Vice Chair Savannah River Remediation LLCDirector, ESH & QA and CA

Dr. Jonathan Fortkamp

Secretary Veolia Nuclear SolutionsCorporate Environment, Safety & Health Manager

Contact our team via the contact form below. Looking for the SWG SME POC list? Please request a copy via the form below.

EFCOG Sponsoring Directors

Jack Craig, Jr.

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ATKINSVice President, Strategic Programs

Jack R. Craig, Jr. currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Atkins Nuclear Secured, in Aiken, South
Carolina. In this role he supports the growth and success of Atkins Nuclear Secured and SNC Lavalin’s global
nuclear business. He leads the development and implementation of growth strategies, conducts performance
evaluations of operations, and participates on strategic project governance boards with the aim of enhancing the
safe and efficient delivery of contractual commitments.

Prior to his current position with Atkins, Mr. Craig served over 30 years in high-level technical, management and
executive leadership positions both at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Headquarters and DOE field offices.
Many of these positions have been associated with environmental cleanup activities at former nuclear weapons
production facilities throughout the DOE Complex.

Mr. Craig served as the Manager of the DOE Savannah River Operations Office (SR) at the Savannah River Site
(SRS) in Aiken, South Carolina, from May 2015 through February 2018. As DOE-SR Manager, Mr. Craig was
responsible for one of the Department’s most diverse and complex missions, overseeing management and
operations of the vast Savannah River Site covering 310 square miles, a workforce of over 11,000 federal and
contractor staff and an annual budget of over $2 billion. He led the Site’s Environmental Management (EM)
program which includes: treatment and disposition of High Level Radioactive (HLW) liquid waste, the closure of
underground HLW tanks, the disposition of legacy plutonium and uranium materials, consolidation and safe
interim storage of excess plutonium and spent nuclear fuel in support of national defense and nuclear
nonproliferation priorities, remediation of soil and groundwater, and facility decontamination and decommissioning
efforts across the Site. Additionally, Mr. Craig had overall leadership of the Savannah River National Laboratory,
EM’s national laboratory and the Site’s multi-program applied research and development laboratory, focused in
the areas of nuclear and homeland security, clean energy, and environmental stewardship.

Previously, Mr. Craig served as the Director of DOE’s Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center
(EMCBC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 2004-2015, leading an organization that provides business and technical
support to the entire DOE-EM complex in the areas of project management, financial services, cost estimating,
intergovernmental communications, legal services, property and records management and technical services. In
this position he was also responsible for executing all new acquisitions and contracting for DOE’s EM program.
During this time the EMCBC served as the Acquisition Center for the $6 billion/annual DOE-EM Program.

From January 2014 through December 2014, Mr. Craig took on the added executive leadership roles of Acting
Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for DOE-EM and Senior Advisor for the Assistant Secretary for
Environmental Management at DOE-Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Earlier in his career, from 2000-2004, Mr. Craig served as the Deputy Manager of the DOE Ohio Field Office
where he was responsible for the management, cleanup and restoration of five separate DOE facilities (Fernald,
Mound, Battelle-Columbus and Ashtabula) and the West Valley Demonstration Project in New York. From 1995-
2000, he was the Site Manager of the Fernald Environmental Management Project, EM’s first major closure
project, and responsible for the management of all facilities decommissioning, radioactive materials management,
environmental restoration, and public involvement.

Before joining DOE, he managed environmental projects at Department of Defense facilities for General
Dynamics Corporation and he also held various positions with the Naval Sea Systems Command.

Mr. Craig entered the Federal Senior Executive Service in September 1999. In 2009, Mr. Craig received the
Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive and in 2015 received the Presidential
Rank Award of Distinguish Executive.

Mr. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio State University and an Executive Certificate
in Management and Leadership from MIT Sloan School of Management. He and his wife, Marybeth, reside in
Aiken, South Carolina.

Mark Whitney

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Director AmentumNuclear & Environment Executive Vice President & General Manager

Mark Whitney is the Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Nuclear & Environment (N&E) Strategic Business Unit responsible for Amentum’ s work for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and at government and commercial nuclear facilities in Europe, Asia, and Canada.

Mr. Whitney’s responsibilities include the planning, organizing and controlling the operating activities of over 8,000 employees across the globe. He also is responsible for strategy and business growth, emerging technology and offerings for the N&E business.

N&E operations include high-level radioactive waste management facilities at DOE’s Savannah River and Hanford Sites, as well as support for Hanford’s HLW vitrification project; the demolition and remediation of legacy nuclear facilities at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park; Transuranic Waste disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM; and cleanup of the UK’s Dounreay site and operation of its Low-Level Waste Repository.

Before joining Amentum, Mr. Whitney spent 11 years in the DOE Senior Executive Service, most recently as acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Environmental Management.

DOE Liaison

Garrett Smith

DOE Liaison DOE AU-30

Subgroups and Leadership

Engineering Practices Subgroup 

Integrated Safety Management Subgroup
Nuclear & Facility Safety Subgroup
Quality Assurance Subgroup

Regulatory & Enforcement Subgroup
Sustainability & Environment Subgroup
Worker Safety & Health Subgroup


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