Fluor's Sustainable Commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment
At Fluor, Safety is our first Core Value. We have built our industry-leading health, safety and environmental (HSE) reputation on knowledge obtained over decades of building some of the world’s largest, most complex and innovative projects.
We are committed to preventing injuries, illnesses and fatalities on our sites, and our robust programs and procedures help us mitigate the hazards inherent in the work we do. But we know that this is not enough. To truly be world class at HSE requires a caring, preventive safety culture.
Everyone – from craft workers to senior leaders – must embrace this paradigm of care, called Safer Together, that empowers each of us to own our safety culture.
Video: Fluor's Safety Pledge
A company-wide U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard guides our measurement and reporting process regardless of work location. This includes OSHA guidance on reporting COVID-19 cases.
In 2021, our workforce reported a total of 476 recordable incidents, 164 of which threatened serious injury, fatality, or damage; eight of which did result in life-altering injuries; and two that tragically resulted in fatalities. One employee died after contracting COVID-19. Another fatality occurred when a volume of hot condensate from a vent silencer projected toward an employee. Finger amputations were our most significant high-severity injuries in 2021.
2021 Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR), Self-perform and Subcontractor
The self-perform and subcontractor work hours executed by Fluor offices and in the field in 2021 resulted in a Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) of 0.37 (0.33 excluding COVID-19 cases) versus the industry average of 0.70 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for construction companies with more than 1,000 employees).
2021 Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART)
Fluor had a combined Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) workday case rate of 0.20 (0.16 excluding COVID-19 cases).
Successfully managing health and safety issues to the lowest possible risk levels is integral to the way Fluor does business. Fluor continues to be recognized as one of the safest contractors in the engineering and construction industry, and we thoroughly evaluate any cases that occur in order to immediately identify areas for improvement. We analyze both actual severity and potential severity, or “what could have happened,” in all HSE incidents to prevent recurrences and issue HSE alerts to promote learning throughout the organization.
Improvements Through Audits
Fluor's HSE audit program allows leadership to measure site leading indicator performance and presents them with tangible opportunities to identify and prioritize areas for improvement.
In 2021, we completed a total of 61 corporate HSE audits. The 29 general worksite audits and the 11 Life Critical audits received an average score of 88.0%, while the 21 office audits scored 88.2%, surpassing our goal of 87%.
In 2021, we piloted innovative solutions for remote HSE auditing, which allows us to continue providing timely audits to keep our people safe even when travel or client restrictions do not permit in-person visits.
Developing Technical Expertise and Safe Habits
At Fluor, we take the time for training, mentoring and acclimation to our standard of working Safer Together.
Coupled with hands-on experience, our computer-based and classroom training helps prepare our people to perform their duties safely. In 2021, Fluor University® recorded 28,885 HSE training course completions. This includes 1,816 operational personnel who completed 91.2% of assigned courses.
We provide high-quality modules to jobsites for in‑person training. These sessions are tracked through the Fluor Craft Passport program, which captures all training each Fluor direct‑hire craft worker receives across various disciplines in one place. This allows craft workers to apply training certifications from project to project, without the need for retraining and delayed onboarding.