Foster Wheeler's initiative to achieve a safety culture
step-change by balancing observable and measureable safety
tools with a personal commitment to safety led to the
company receiving the 2013 Award for Excellence by the
Rice Global Engineering & Construction Forum
Mark Garvey, president of Foster Wheeler USA, accepted the
award on behalf of the companys Realizing
Zero initiative at ta VIP banquet ceremony opening
the RGFs 16th annual fall conference in Houston.
Safety at the work site and in the office is a top
priority for both owners and contractors, said Chun Liang
of Bechtel, who chairs the RGF Award for Excellence
By trying to improve upon an already excellent safety
record, the Realizing Zero initiative not only is
transformative in nature for Foster Wheelers entire
organization, it also sets a new, higher safety target for
competitors," he added.
Since the inception of the Realizing Zero
initiative in September 2011, Foster Wheeler has reduced its
total recordable incident rate by greater than 50%.
Foster Wheeler is proud to be recognized for the
success of our Realizing Zero program," said Garvey.
"In designing this program, our HSE leadership has created a
culture in which everyone truly realizes that an injury
incident is not a statistic, but rather a real person who was
harmed due to a shortcoming within our organizational system, a
system we all contribute to and are responsible for."
At every level of our organization, it is Foster
Wheelers commitment to make sure we do everything in our
power to eliminate or avoid any situation that could put the
safety of our employees, subcontractors, or clients at risk,"
he added. "Realizing Zero provides a world class
process framework for delivering on this commitment."
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