Our Safety Reporting

We’re pleased to present our Safety Report 2016, which provides a closer look at our Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) work over the last year. Looking for a downloadable version of this year’s report, or any of our past ones? You’ll find them here, too.

 

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Safety for Life

Integrating high standards, innovative tools and techniques, and a collaborative, caring culture, Safety for Life is AECOM’s comprehensive internal SH&E Management Program.

 

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Our safety mission

To guide the architecture, construction and engineering industries as a safety thought leader by embedding a culture focused on health, safety, risk management and sustainability into all of our business activities.

 

Demonstrating commitment

Our nine Life-Preserving Principles set the expectation that all employees, contractors and third parties are held accountable for providing a safe work environment for themselves, their colleagues and their families.

 

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Demonstrating commitment

Our nine Life-Preserving Principles set the expectation that all employees, contractors and third parties are held accountable for providing a safe work environment for themselves, their colleagues and their families.

 

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Safety Performance

Measurement is a key component of our robust safety program and ensures that we are on track to achieving our goal of becoming the industry SH&E leader. Our 2016 safety performance data reflects our company’s combined operations.

Our global recordable incident rate in 2016 was one-tenth of the current U.S. construction industry average. Our global lost-workday incident rate in 2016 was 22 times lower than the current U.S. construction industry average.

The Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) is the total number of work-related incidents that result in injury and/or ill health requiring medical attention beyond first-aid, restriction of work activities and/or absence from the workplace in order to recover. This number is normalized to provide a rate of occurrence per 200,000 hours worked and then used to measure the frequency of all work-related injuries/illnesses. During fiscal year 2016, we achieved a 0.35 TRIR, against our target of 0.34.

The Lost Work Day Case Rate (LWCR) is the number of work-related incidents that result in injury and/or ill health and absence from work for one or more days. This number is normalized to provide a rate of occurrence per 200,000 hours worked and then used to tabulate the relative severity of work-related injuries/illnesses. During fiscal year 2016, we achieved a 0.06 LWCR, compared to a target rate of 0.05.

Solutions and Knowledge

Clients in every region of the world depend on our ability to design, build, finance and operate their most critical projects. Safety management is embedded in the specialized solutions we deliver across the entire project life cycle. Our safety solutions and knowledge complements our technical knowledge, local connections and broad market experience.

Grand Central Terminal – East Side Access Development Project
New York, United States

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has called on AECOM to help deliver its first expansion project in over a century. The project, known as East Side Access (ESA), will link LIRR services to Grand Central Terminal and is reportedly the largest transportation project in the United States.

 

Gibela Manufacturing and
Training Facility

Dunnottar, Guteng, South Africa

A new, world-class manufacturing facility is being built in South Africa. It’s at the heart of a plan to revitalize the country’s rail system, as envisioned by Gibela, a consortium that will deliver 580 trains comprised of 3,480 coaches to support urban rail development.

 

Northern Outfall Sewer Bridges
London, England

Built more than 100 years ago, nine bridges in London play an essential role in the city’s sewage system by carrying sewer pipes over rivers, roads and railway lines. AECOM supported important repairs and refurbishments to ensure their future use and public safety.

 

As a company with diverse operations and project sites found in more than 150 countries, our SH&E work is an extraordinary undertaking.

 

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Recognition

AECOM was recognized by several safety industry organizations for delivering safety excellence across the globe. Here are a few top highlights from fiscal year 2016.

AECOM, together with Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), an AECOM-led team, won the Campbell Institute’s 2017 Innovation Challenge, a prestigious prize from the National Safety Council (United States). This award honors organizations for their achievement in the implementation of an innovative program that addresses specific key environmental, health and safety (EHS) challenges.

The National Safety Council (NSC) recognized 14 AECOM organizations (NSC members, units and facilities) in the United States with 2016 Industry Leader Awards for safety performance. The Award recognizes outstanding safety achievements, and represents the top 5 percent of NSC member companies that have qualified for the NSC Occupational Excellence Achievement Award.

Six of AECOM’s projects, facilities and offices have achieved Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) status from the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. VPP status recognizes employers who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.

In Canada, we have earned the Certificate of Recognition (COR), a nationally recognized health and safety certification program. Our Occupational Health & Safety Management systems in Australia and New Zealand are AS/NZS 4801 certified. Elsewhere, OHSAS 18001, a British Standard, is used for our operations in 13 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

People

AECOM employees have dedicated themselves to delivering safety excellence across the globe — resulting in external recognition from several safety industry organizations. Here are a few top highlights from fiscal year 2016.

 

Andy Peters, AECOM’s Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer, was appointed to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The committee of industry experts advises the U.S. Secretary of Labor on improving workplace safety and health in the construction industry.

 

Gloria Tang became the first woman in Hong Kong to serve as Chief Resident Engineer when she was appointed to the position for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link. Gloria’s safety leadership has helped the project receive two internal safety awards.

 

Peter Gregory, a safety manager in our New York Metro Area, was named one of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) “40 under 40” Rising Stars of Safety. Peter is our sixth employee to be named a Rising Star by the NSC since its young professional recognition program was launched in 2010.

 

Jiri Zondlak, a member of our Continental Europe Safety Team, was named one of the Czech Republic’s top construction safety coordinators. The award was part of a competition organized by the Ministry of Labor and the Czech Occupational Safety Research Institute to help raise awareness about the role site safety coordinators play on projects.

 

Download AECOM’s past reports:

2015: Getting to the heart of safety

2014: A culture of caring

2013: Safety for life

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Our Safety for Life program was developed to help ensure that employees and others return home safely to their families and loved ones every day.

 

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