AECOM Trains Field Employees on Cultural Sensitivity Following Oso Landslide Tragedy

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AECOM Trains Field Employees on Cultural Sensitivity Following Oso Landslide Tragedy

Overview of the Oso project area and screening process.

Stacy Schneyder-Bumback, AECOM senior archaeologist, buildings + places, Western Region, Mountain/Northwest District, was the field project manager to help remove debris following the Oso Landslide tragedy in Washington, United States.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 9:05am

CAMPAIGN: Safety for Life

CONTENT: Article

A culture of caring

Following the Oso Landslide tragedy in Washington, United States, AECOM’s Stacy Schneyder-Bumback ensured all field employees were properly trained on cultural sensitivity towards those affected by the disaster.

Stacy Schneyder-Bumback, AECOM senior archaeologist, buildings + places, Western Region, Mountain/Northwest District, is a strong advocate of AECOM’s “culture of caring.” As field project manager leading the removal of debris following the Oso Landslide tragedy, she continuously emphasized the importance of sensitivity towards those affected by the disaster while maintaining the health and safety of the work crew and contractors.

Stacy ensured that all field employees were trained on cultural sensitivity at the beginning of the project and as future needs arose. She also worked with her team to effectively manage a diverse group of 110 personnel through appropriate health and safety planning and training, skillful coordination with other contractors onsite, a strong safety culture where issues were addressed quickly and thoroughly, and a safety-performance employee-recognition program.

“The safety culture we worked hard to establish encouraged a team mentality where employees looked after one another and felt empowered to provide constructive feedback to their peers and elevate concerns to their supervisors,” said Stacy. “Despite known and unknown hazards when working with a natural disaster site, the team’s commitment to safety and to each other helped to make this project a success from day one.”

Check out page 14 of AECOM’s most recent safety report for more about the precautionary measures taken to promote a healthy and safe work environment on the Oso project.

 

About AECOM
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19 billion during the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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AECOM
Ed Mayer, +1.732.564.3380
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Ed.Mayer@aecom.com

 

Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | AECOM | Cultural Sensitivity | Health & Healthcare | Oso Landslide | Social Impact & Volunteering

CAMPAIGN: Safety for Life

CONTENT: Article

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