Our Safety Record

Burns & McDonnell's recordable incident rate, as defined by OSHA, compares favorably with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) contractor average. 

Total Recordable Incident Rate* (TRIR) 

Including subcontractors' field work hours

  Burns & McDonnell  Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction Industry Institute
  Engineering and Related Construction Contractors Average
2013 0.22 - - -
2012 0.22 0.8 3.2 0.72
2011 0.34 1.0 3.5 0.72
2010 0.45 1.0 3.8 1.01
2009 0.37 1.2 3.8 1.22
2008 0.30 1.1 4.2 1.33
2007 0.33 1.4 4.9 1.30
2006 0.26 1.5 5.3 1.14
*Number of incidents x 200,000 ÷ total work hours    

 

Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART)* 

  Burns & McDonnell  Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction Industry Institute
  Engineering and Related Construction Contractors Average
2013 0.06 - - -
2012 0.02 0.4 1.7 0.32
2011 0.01 0.4 2.0 0.32
2010 0.19 0.4 2.2 0.35
2009 0.16 0.5 2.2 0.45
2008 0.10 0.5 2.2 0.48
2007 0.13 0.7 2.6 0.42
2006 0.06 0.7 3.0 0.41
*Number of OSHA DART cases x 200,000 ÷ total work hours    


Everything Begins with Safety

CEO Greg Graves ensures every Burns & McDonnell employee-owner understands that safety is an essential element of career success. Our project safety records demonstrate the success of this approach.

Every project at Burns & McDonnell operates with the safety philosophy that zero recordable incidents can be accomplished with proper planning, resources and follow-through. The importance of safety is advocated by focusing on training efforts, including Burns & McDonnell, client and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, while embracing industry best practices.

A truly successful project starts with safety as priority one for its employees and the project, and Burns & McDonnell's commitment to safety supports the realization of a successful project.

Read more about our commitment to safety on construction projects >

Message from the CEO

"A healthy and safe work environment impacts every measure of a firm's success, from quality of work life to productivity and profitability; our clients' and our own. However, we are determined not to rest upon past successes, but to use those successes as a foundation for continual improvement."

— Greg Graves
Chairman & CEO