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 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.
Bechtel’s global incident rate in 2014 was a tenth of the projected U.S. construction industry average, and our global lost-workday incident rate in 2014 was 44 times lower than the projected U.S. construction industry average.
Bechtel reduced our number of incidents while increasing our total work hours by 12.9 percent, compared to 2013.
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.
- Savannah River Remediation, USA, 32.1 million safe hours
- Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia, 29.5 million safe hours
- Wheatstone Onslow Site LNG, Australia, 22.3 million safe hours
- Watts Bar Unit 2 Completion, USA, 20.3 million safe hours
- Wheatstone LNG Module Yard, Malaysia, 16.6 million safe hours
- APLNG Module Yard Project, Malaysia, 14.3 million safe hours
- Pascagoula Base Oil Project, USA, 13.2 million safe hours
- OM202 Senimdi Kurlys, Kazakhstan, 12.4 million safe hours
- Surmont Phase 2, Canada, 12.1 million safe hours
- Angola LNG Project, Angola, 11.6 million safe hours
- Las Bambas Project, Peru, 11.6 million safe hours
Safety is personal