AECOM celebrates Safety Week 2015, significant safety improvements

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AECOM celebrates Safety Week 2015, significant safety improvements

AECOM celebrated its third-annual Safety Week in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28.
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At AECOM, we understand the importance of creating a safe and healthy working environment where employees can return home safely to their family members every day.

This week, AECOM celebrated its third-annual Safety Week in honor of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28. As part of this effort, AECOM recognizes the employees who help to drive the company’s safety culture, as well as the major safety milestones the company has achieved.

Employees participated in locally hosted safety events and global safety professionals around the world contributed to the AECOM Impact blog’s #SafetyforLife series with safety thought leadership contributions, their career journeys and their views on the importance of safety.

AECOM also hosted a safety video competition where employees submitted one-minute “training” videos to compete for prizes. This year, employees and external stakeholders were invited to vote for the winner. The winning video selected was “Walking is working,” and the runner-up was “Forklift safety.”

“From the significant number of submissions we received for the safety video competition to the daily accounts of employees watching out for their colleagues, AECOM’s Safety Week celebrates the year-long dedication of our global employees to our Safety for Life program and culture of caring,” said Andy Peters, AECOM chief safety officer.

This year, AECOM also achieved a number of safety milestones such as becoming a member of the Campbell Institute, as well as the company’s Chairman and CEO Michael S. Burke being selected for the U.S. National Safety Council’s “CEOs Who ‘Get It’ ” list for his dedication to building a strong culture of safety at AECOM.

Continued Peters, “As we continue to work towards becoming the safety, health and environment leader in our industry, we are constantly looking for new ways to further develop an environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable workplace, while meeting our goal of zero employee injuries and no property damage.”

Compared to the previous fiscal year, AECOM closed its fiscal year 2014 with a 61-percent improvement in its total recordable incident rate (TRIR) — a measure of the frequency of all work-related injuries and illnesses.  Additionally, AECOM reported a 69-percent improvement in its lost-time incident rate (LTIR) over the same time period.

At 0.50, the company’s experience modification rate, a formula derived from the frequency and severity of injuries related to the amount of payroll, is the lowest it has ever been in the company’s history — providing AECOM with an advantage on bidding as the rate surpasses many direct competitors.

Check out AECOM’s 2014 safety report for a snapshot of the company’s global safety program, project milestones, employee accounts and safety initiatives and achievements.


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, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. 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

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