Safety is Fluor's First Core Value.

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.

2021 Safety Performance

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.

Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR), Self-perform and Subcontractor

Fluor's TCR was 0.37, 0.33 excluding COVID-19 cases, vs. a goal of 0.40 and an industry benchmark of 0.70.


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), vs. the industry average of 0.70 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for construction companies with more than 1,000 employees). Fluor had a combined Days Away, Restricted and Transferred (DART) workday case rate of 0.20 (0.16 excluding COVID-19 cases).

Days Away, Restricted or Transferred (DART)

Fluor's DART was 0.20, 0.16 excluding COVID-19 cases, vs. a goal of 0.15 and an industry benchmark of 0.50.


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 to immediately identify areas for improvement.

Though our projects are spread around the world, our company-wide incident and injury response protocol allows us to quickly learn from our experiences. The protocol clearly defines the communication, investigation and follow-up actions based on the severity level of incidents and near misses. 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.

In addition to best practice sharing, another method Fluor uses to continuously improve and prevent incidents is the tracking of leading indicators. A leading indicator is a measurable activity or observation that can help detect and correct problems before an incident takes place.

Fluor benchmarked directly with clients and industry groups to develop its corporate and site leading indicator programs. Tracking and managing leading indicators is a critical part of Fluor's continuous improvement initiatives.

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, audits were focused on the following critical areas for attention: human-machine interface; heavy motorized equipment and vehicle operation and traffic management; barricades and signage; and excavation, trenching and shoring.

In 2021, we completed a total of 61 corporate HSE audits. The 29 general worksite audits and the 11 Life Critical program audits received an average score of 88.0 percent, while the 21 office audits scored 88.2 percent, surpassing our goal of 87 percent.

In 2021, we piloted innovative solutions for remote HSE auditing, which allows us to continue to provide 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 at Fluor's uncompromisingly high standards. In 2021, we recorded 28,885 HSE training course completions in Fluor University®. This includes 1,816 operational personnel who completed 91.2% of assigned courses. While we are proud of this achievement, our goal remains to reach 100% course completion.

Although the primary method of HSE training delivery is online through Fluor University, HSE training staff facilitated 30 virtual instructor-led training sessions for more than 600 participants in 2021. Virtual, instructor-led training reduces project impact by eliminating the time, cost and carbon emissions of travel required by traditional in-person training. In addition, our Train-the-Trainer program equips HSE professionals assigned at sites to conduct in-person training at locations around the world.

We provide high-quality modules to jobsites for in‑person training through the Fluor University platform. 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. We track training of office-based employees through Fluor University.