Peters brings industry perspective to construction safety advisory committee

peters_andy_finalLOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2016) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today that Andy Peters, AECOM’s senior vice president and chief safety officer, has been appointed to the United States Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). Peters will join a 15-member body that advises Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on ways to improve workplace safety and health in the construction industry as well as on related policy matters.

“Safety is a critical component to AECOM’s overall success,” said Michael S. Burke, Chairman and CEO of AECOM. “Andy Peter’s commitment to safety has helped establish a culture of safety that puts us on the path to having best-in-class performance in the industry.”

“I am greatly honored to accept this appointment, and with it the opportunity to serve ACCSH,” said Peters. “Supporting employees by empowering them with the knowledge, resources and authority to become safety leaders themselves is critical to AECOM’s safety work, and a perspective I think offers value to our industry.”

Peters has helped to greatly enhance the culture of safety at AECOM. He has established programs such as “Safety for Life” and “Culture of Caring’’ which include procedures aimed at helping AECOM meet its goal of achieving zero employee injuries, zero property damage and zero threats to the environment. Under Peters’ leadership, AECOM exceeded its 2015 safety performance goal — coming in 7.5 percent below its targeted recordable incident rate. For more details on the company’s current safety performance record, download its 2015 Safety Report.

AECOM believes that safety, health and environment are at the core of business vitality and intrinsic to operational success. The company is a Charter Member of the Campbell Institute and the recipient of hundreds of awards from the organizations including the U.S. National Safety Council, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Hong Kong’s Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council.

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