#SafetyforLife: Getting to the heart of safety

Leading organizations — especially those in the engineering, design, construction and management communities — strive to make safety a core value. At AECOM, we do this because part of our safety vision is reaching the ultimate goal of zero incidents in the workplace. A driving factor in achieving this goal is enhancing the organization’s culture, […]

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#SafetyforLife: More than words

Safety has come great strides in recent decades. We are reaching the point where marginal changes to our safety metrics and leading indicators are considered measures of success. This is a great thing!  Seeing where we are and where we have been indicates the increasing level of diligence across private industry. So with so much success in lowering incidents […]

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#SafetyforLife: A passion for wellness at work

April 28, 2016, is World Day for Safety and Health, and we’re celebrating all the ways AECOM keeps its people safe. Join us here this week as we recognize our safety champions who are dedicated to ensuring our projects – and people – remain safe. When I first joined AECOM, I was the corporate safety, health and environment […]

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#SafetyforLife: Safety is a lifestyle

April 28, 2016, is World Day for Safety and Health, and we’re celebrating all the ways AECOM keeps its people safe. Join us here this week as we recognize our safety champions who are dedicated to ensuring our projects – and people – remain safe.  As children, we all tried to imagine our future job. I never guessed […]

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#Safetyforlife: Using the relationship between gender and child pedestrian incidents to reduce fatalities

AECOM’s Lindsey McConnell was recently selected as a regional finalist at the Society of Road Safety Auditors’ Colas competition for her paper on child pedestrian casualties in the U.K. Child pedestrian casualties remain the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among 5 to 14 year olds in Great Britain. More than 69 percent of all […]

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#SafetyforLife: Rethinking health and hazardous substances on worksites

I once worked with a young woman who was convinced she had lead poisoning after working at an abandoned mine site in northern Canada. She was a professional scientist who became ill and felt compelled to do her own research into the risks associated with her work. It seemed obvious to her. She was working […]

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#SafetyforLife: Perspectives from AECOM’s chief safety officer

In honor of World Day for Safety and Health, Andy Peters, AECOM’s chief safety officer, shares his background in safety as well as AECOM’s safety challenges and achievements. I began my career in underground mining in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania, United States. Safety was paramount and essential in order to survive in the […]

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