We believe that every incident is preventable

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.

Safety around the world

Listen to colleagues Carlos Ruiz, general manager - Americas for our Mining & Metals business line, and Dan Bravo, safety manager, talk about the importance of safety at jobsites to the Chilean Chamber of Construction during Construction Week. 

Video is in Spanish. 


Carlos: How can we plan ahead to avoid accidents or incidents?

Dan: We cannot wait until an accident occurs to create awareness. We must be able to evaluate the impact that this could have where people, the company’s most important asset, are involved.

Carlos: Our company is committed to zero incidents. And it is not just the company’s leaders, but everyone who shares this commitment. How do we manage this? With data/information, if you have the information, you can make the informed decision. How do we collect this information? We have observers who are watching our colleagues while they perform their jobs. We identify trends every month. Once we have this information, we know what to do with it: we launch safety campaigns and the main goal is to improve the safety behaviors of both our workers and ourselves.

Dan: This is not a message that you just put on the wall. It has to be visibly displayed, where everyone can see it and participate with workers. The workers will get involved when they see responses to their incident reports with actions implemented by their supervisors regarding improvements in behaviors, processes and working conditions.

Carlos: But to achieve that you must make a commitment to zero incidents at the jobsite, and for that you need leadership. If you do not have a leadership team that is committed to this goal, you are not going to achieve it.