#SafetyforLife: Leading safety across Latin America


When anyone asks me why I chose a career in safety, I have to laugh because I believe that my safety career chose me. In my first real job, I worked on environmental education projects at Parque Estadual da Cantareira (Cantareira State Park) in Brazil. At the time, I lived very close to the area […]

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Life’s a buzz at the Pollinate Energy Hive


I’m Zara Marais, an environmental scientist based in Melbourne, Australia. With my AECOM colleagues Sean Holmes and Louis Scipione, I’m currently taking part in Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program in Hyderabad, India. We’re sharing our journey here in the AECOM Impact blog.  Follow our journey and join the conversation below! Sean, Louis and I have […]

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#SafetyforLife: Safety is everyone’s responsibility


Lauren van der Merwe, an environmental specialist at AECOM, conducts fire safety training. Safety is extremely important to us here at AECOM — which is why we both took on roles as the safety, health and environment (SH&E) coordinators for AECOM’s Sanabis, Bahrain, office in the Middle East as an addendum to our existing duties. […]

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#SafetyforLife: Discovering a career in occupational safety


I began college as an accounting major until I realized that career path was not for me. A friend encouraged me to take an occupational safety course. After a few courses, I realized that occupational safety provided an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the individuals that I work with and those […]

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#SafetyforLife: Ensuring everyone returns home safely


I first encountered the importance of health and safety while working on a charity project in rural India. Our group was working to build a sustainable toilet and shower unit for a boarding school in order to prevent disease and ensure girls have access to schools since a lack of sanitation systems often serves as […]

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#SafetyforLife: Setting safety best practices on the U.K.’s Crossrail Programme


I have worked on the £14.8-billion (US$24-billion) Crossrail Programme, currently Europe’s largest construction project, for the past five years as a senior member of the logistics team. Our group is working to make U.K. roads safer by introducing rigorous safety requirements for all heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) working on this massive infrastructure project — something […]

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#SafetyforLife: Going the extra yard for AECOM’s culture of caring


As the national health and safety lead for the water business line, I have proactively led health, safety and wellbeing initiatives across the United Kingdom (U.K.) I think it’s extremely important to go the extra mile to promote AECOM’s culture of caring, so I make it a point to engage with staff at all levels […]

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#SafetyforLife: Safety remains a core value as company evolves


As the firm I work for has merged and evolved during the past seven years from legacy firms Flint Field Services and URS and now to AECOM, the core values of safety in my day-to-day job remain unchanged. I am grateful to have worked in the construction industry at a time when safety concerns are […]

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