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KBR Inc. recently announced that it has surpassed 3 million work hours without a lost-time incident at the Dyno Nobel ammonia plant construction site in Waggaman, Louisiana.
Although this is not the first such achievement for KBR, the logistical and schedule challenges associated with this particular project make it a significant milestone demonstrating the company's commitment to zero harm to people, property and the environment.
"KBR fosters an interdependent safety culture in which all employees are expected to make safety-conscious decisions that are governed by personal values," said Nick Anagnostou, KBR's vice president of health, safety, security and the environment. "Everyone truly realizes that an injury incident is not a statistic but rather a person who has been negatively affected."
Every new KBR employee receives rigorous training on the zero-harm safety culture, which emphasizes the importance of an incident-free work environment. Peer-to-peer intervention is also embraced across the organization for all safety-related matters.
At the Dyno Nobel site, KBR's commitment to zero harm is reinforced with daily and weekly site meetings, toolbox safety meetings and award recognition for employees.
"We have made zero harm the foundation of our corporate values," said Stuart Bradie, KBR president and CEO. "KBR makes it a priority to see our employees go home safely on a daily basis, and it is our responsibility to provide a working environment that empowers all employees to speak up about safety."
A global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, KBR employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 70 countries and operations in 40 countries.
For more information, visit www.kbr.com.