We believe that every incident is preventable

Bechtel continues to be an industry leader in safety. We are relentless in our approach to prevent each and every accident, as we believe that every incident, thus every occupational injury, is preventable. 

On the job

Every one of our colleagues—as well as our partners and subcontractors—has stop-work authority. If it's not safe, we don't do it. We reinforce this philosophy through a combination of technical field procedures, ongoing training, and a Life Critical Requirements Program that highlights activities that could be life-threatening when not executed according to published procedures.

Public safety

Public safety is a critical part of our environmental, safety, and health programs, and we work with all appropriate stakeholders to improve industry and national standards. On many projects, we prepare and implement traffic safety management plans specific to the work site and to the local roads over which equipment and materials flow to support construction.

The result is exceptional safety performance, even in hazardous work environments, severe weather, and remote locations.

Project safety milestones

Fifty-two projects achieved at least 1 million safe work hours in 2014, that's up five from 2013. Below is a list of Bechtel projects with the most consecutive job hours without a lost-time incident as of 2014. 

Safety is personal