Looking Out for Safety Is Everyone's Job

Looking Out for Safety Is Everyone's Job

Working with an unwavering dedication to safety and safety awareness, Burns & McDonnell professionals and contractors continue to build strength in numbers.

The latest is 0.17. That’s the firm’s total recordable incident rate (TRIR) for 2015, ranking Burns & McDonnell within the top quartile of the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) safety performance standards, representing the best of the best in contractors across the country. 

Additionally, the company consistently ranks among the top 1 percent of all contractors nationwide in TRIR, Days Away, Restrictions and Transfers (DART), and Experience Modification Rate (EMR), according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Lockton Cos.

For Jamie Butler, a vice president and director of safety and health at Burns & McDonnell, the numbers confirm what he sees every day: a clear commitment to keeping clients and employee-owners safe.

“I believe that true safety excellence isn’t about the statistics but about the people,” Butler says. “People are what drives safety performance; they are our differentiator. As you can see, our people have a lot to be proud of.”

Throughout the year, Burns & McDonnell employee-owners and subcontractors completed 17 million work hours, up from 13 million in 2014. 

“We’re dedicated to performing our individual jobs with the utmost respect to maintaining the stringent safety standards of both OSHA and Burns & McDonnell,” Butler says. “Whether our teams are engineering the next high-efficiency power plant or planning the newest construction project, our employee-owners work to complete their assignments not only on time and within budget constraints
but also safely.”

For more information, contact Jamie Butler, 816-823-7081.

Safe Work

Among larger projects completed in 2015 with zero OSHA recordable incidents:

World Headquarters Expansion, Burns & McDonnell 

  • 700,000 square feet of expansion, including surface and garage parking
  • 300,000+ work hours

National Logistics Support Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • 225,000 square feet of office and reconditioning space 
  • 50,000+ work hours

Combined Cycle Conversion, Empire Energy 

  • New configuration of existing natural gas fired turbines
  • 500,000+ work hours
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