The Engineering News Record recently published a list of the Top 400 Contractors. At companies with $10-$30 billion in revenue, the number and size of contracts justifies a dedication to worker safety that small to mid sized businesses can emulate to help shorten the learning curve. Safety is deeply integrated into each of the Top 3 contractors’ day to day business policies and organizational culture. Contracting firms that strive to achieve success may observe this theme as motivation to implement safety at the highest level to increase revenue and support growth.
At Bechtel, the safety goal is Zero Accidents. Safety is integrated into each project via technical field procedures and extensive training. Each employee has ‘stop-work authority’ if they feel a job responsibility is potentially unsafe. To incenitivize safety and communicate its importance to employees, Bechtel provides multiple awards for exceptional safety performance and innovation.
Fluor’s commitment to safety includes a “ZERO incidents” policy. Fluor has received recognition as one of America’s top safety companies by demonstrating excellence in “support from management and employee involvement, innovative solutions to safety challenges and effective training programs.” One such program is the Field Audit system, a proactive approach to identify and mitigate work hazards.
Kiewit has instituted and follows a ‘Nobody Gets Hurt’ policy. Kiewit is focused on preventing even the most minor injuries through employee engagement throughout the organization coupled with a supporting management commitment. “Safety training, observation programs and job hazard analyses” help to support this vision.
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