Health & Safety

A Culture of Safety Excellence

Safety_2MWH Constructors is committed to promoting a positive safety culture, and ensuring everyone on our team makes a diligent effort to eliminate unsafe conditions through our formalized SafeStart program. Our goal is zero incidents for every project, and we hold all team members and subcontractors to our safety standards. In 2015, MWH Constructors was awarded the Perfect Record Award from the National Safety Council for operating 609,461 employee hours without occupational injury or illness involving days away from work.

We are passionate about safety at MWH Constructors. The health, safety and quality of life of each employee are important to MWH Constructors. We are dedicated to making workplace safety as important a consideration as productivity and quality in conducting our business. In achieving this goal, everyone on every project team must be committed to a continual effort to safeguard against the occurrence of any incident and to be in vigilant compliance with applicable safety procedures and regulations.  Safety is everyone’s responsibility; therefore, every employee is expected to do his or her part to prevent incidents from occurring. I trust that every employee will join MWH Constructors with a personal commitment to safety as a way of life.  Blair M. Lavoie, P.E.

President, MWH Constructors

We are proud to be recognized by the following industry organizations for our dedication to providing a safe and healthy work environment.
2015
  • Significant Improvement Award, National Safety Council
  • Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, National Safety Council
  • Perfect Record Award, National Safety Council
  • MWH Treatment are amongst the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold 2015 Awards for Occupational Health & Safety and have been awarded their 5th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award
  • GBM are amongst the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold 2015 Awards for Occupational Health & Safety and have been awarded their 5th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award
2014
  • Recognized by Considerate Constructors with a Silver award for Severn Trent’s Clay Mills site in the UK
  • Recognized by the British Safety Council for demonstrating a strong commitment to good health and safety management
  • Recognized by Considerate Constructors for Performance Beyond Compliance for the Tyseley, Seafield and Hulland Ward sites in the UK
  • ICE highly recommended MWH for the Community Benefit Award category at the Engineering Excellence Awards
  • Won the Team Achievement Award from ICE for our collaboration on the Merstham STW upgrade
  • Gold winner of Health and Safety category from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
2013
  • Received the Zero Incidence Rate Award and Improved Safety Award from the Colorado Contractor Association
  • Third Place Construction Safety Excellence Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America
2012
The British Safety Council (BSC), UK

 

  • Fifth Gold Medal for achieving its ninth consecutive RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award.
  • Merit Award for its submission for the BSC International Safety Award.
  • RoSPA Gold Award from the BSC International Safety Awards.
  • and also a Merit Award from the BSC International Safety Awards.
2011
National Utility Contractors Association, USA

 

  • William H. Feather Safety Award.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK

  • MWH; RoSPA Gold Award.
  • MWH Treatment; RoSPA Gold Award.
  • Severn Trent Water Contract – Costain / MWH Joint Venture; two RoSPA Silver Awards.

The British Safety Council (BSC), UK

  • MWH; Merit Award.
  • MWH Treatment; Merit Award.
2010
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), USA

 

  • 1st Place – AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) (200,001-750,000 hours).

Certiquality – Quality Certification Body, Italy

  • Certiquality Excellence Award.

Colorado Contractors Association / Associated General Contractors of America, USA

  • Zero Incidence Rate, Group 2 Heavy and Utilities Division.
  • Traveling Safety Trophy, Best Overall Safety in District (70,000-175,000 hours).

John Holland Group National Safety Award, Australia

  • Priority Sewerage Program Alliance; Sydney, New South Wales.

McGraw Hill / Mountain States Construction – Gold Hard Hat Awards (Silver), USA

  • Space Innovation and Development Center; Colorado Springs, Colorado.

University of South Florida – Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award, USA

  • North Cape Water Treatment Plant; Cape Coral, Florida.
  • Southwest Water Reclamation Facility; Cape Coral, Florida.
2009
Colorado Contractors Association / Associated General Contractors of America, USA

 

  • Zero Incidence Rate, Group 2 Heavy and Utilities Division.
  • Traveling Safety Trophy, Best Overall Safety in District (70,000 – 175,000 hours).

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), USA  

  • Excellence in Construction Management; Orange County Water District, California.

 McGraw Hill / Colorado Construction – Gold Hard Hat Awards (Bronze), USA  

  • Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (A/DACG) Project; Colorado Springs, Colorado.

National Utility Contractors Association, USA

  • William H. Feather Safety Award.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Award 2009/2008, USA

  • Utility Expansion and Facility Expansion Programs (UEP/FEP); Cape Coral, Florida.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) – Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Award, USA

  • Utility Expansion Program (UEP); Cape Coral, Florida.

University of South Florida – Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award, USA

  • North Cape Water Treatment Plant; Cape Coral, Florida.
  • Southwest Water Reclamation Facility; Cape Coral, Florida.

USACE Omaha District – Contractor Safety and Occupational Health “Gold” Award, USA

  • Arrival and Departure Air Control Group (A/DACG) Project; Colorado Springs, Colorado.