At URS, safety is paramount and serves as a core value that guides how we work in the field, at our sites, in our offices, in laboratories, and in our personal lives. Safety is an all-encompassing way of how we do business and places employee well-being and environmental stewardship at the forefront of every company operation worldwide.

Our Commitment to Safety

Across our global operations, our commitment to safety is reflected in our common goal to eliminate all workplace incidents. Our commitment to safety is the foundation of our strong safety culture, can be seen in reduced injuries and lost-work days, and has served as a leading indicator of our strong performance throughout the project life cycle. Our commitment to safety also is demonstrated by:

  • Senior management’s safety stewardship, which includes broad engagement in the development and deployment of our safety processes. Managers actively engage in supporting a strong safety culture by establishing safety metric goals, conducting regular site safety visits, overseeing incident reviews, and facilitating safety program support.
  • Our experience, continuous training, and adherence to strict standards to ensure the safety of our employees, our partners, and communities in which we work.
  • Not only incorporating “best practices” into our safety culture, but by creating them.
  • URS’ commitment to fully complying with safety, health, and environmental regulations.

Our commitment to safety has garnered recognition from clients, regulators, and professional organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Energy, and the United Kingdom’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Employee Empowerment

We believe that each employee shares an obligation to prevent incidents and protect the environment, and we expect our employees to conduct business in a way that actively integrates all applicable elements of our safety program into our global operations. Immersion in our safety culture begins on the first day of employment. Throughout their careers at URS, our staff receive wide-ranging training—from ergonomics to regulatory-compliance instruction, conveyed through case studies and on-site assessments.