Fluor Corp. has reached the highest levels of safety – again. The company’s safety culture, programs and achievements are so impressive that EHS TODAY has named the company an America’s Safest Companies winner for the second time. Fluor last won in 2006, and with this year marking its first chance for re-entry, the decision was easy: Fluor is in. Again.
Among the many qualities that make Fluor shine include the company’s commitment to encouraging its work force to aspire to be completely injury-free. According to the company’s ASC application, “Fluor’s success is driven by a spirit of no compromise, discipline and dedication to executing processes that drive a ZERO injury culture.”
Fluor’s ZERO Incidents Program is based on the principles that no job is worth injury; safety can be managed; achieving zero incidents is possible; and safety is a condition of employment. The program includes 12 high-impact incident reduction techniques and features elements including management commitment, accountability, employee orientation and mentoring, preplanning, hazard identification, lessons learned and more.
The key to Fluor’s world-class safety programs can be attributed to a carefully cultivated safety culture. Company leadership recognizes that culture is learned and is an outcome of ongoing actions and uncompromised values. Fluor employees understand that zero injuries is an attainable goal, and one they may dedicate themselves to fully. And dedicate themselves they do – employees help develop job safety analyses; offer input on safety task assignments; are involved directly in incidents, accidents or near-miss investigations; provide feedback on training course content and modifications; and discuss safety during regular toolbox talks.
The corporate culture is supported by the company’s HSE Management System, which provides a framework for how EHS issues will be addressed company-wide. This integrated tool is used to improve Fluor’s commitment to continual EHS improvement. In fact, successfully managing EHS is an essential component to the company’s overall business strategy.
Clearly, Fluor’s second time around the America’s Safest Companies circuit is well deserved. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as one of America’s Safest Companies,” says Garry Flowers, senior vice president of HSE, security and industrial relations. “All facets of HSE – health, safety and environmental responsibility – are an integral part of Fluor’s work ethic and culture.
It is at the forefront of every project we undertake for our clients around the world. They expect and deserve the highest levels of safety on their job.”
Fluor Corp. accepting their awards at the American Safest Company awards ceremony at The Ritten House in Philadelphia, PA.
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