Press Release

February 02, 2015

AECOM announced today that its Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Burke was recently named to the U.S. National Safety Council’s (NSC) 2015 list of “CEOs Who ‘Get It,’ ” which recognizes leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to employee safety and health.


Burke was selected due to his dedication to building a strong culture of safety at AECOM, with the understanding that employee support for safety begins with company leadership. Burke’s safety accomplishments included:

  • Reducing the company’s total recordable injury rate by 61 percent in one year
  • Implementing AECOM’s “Safety for Life” program and adopting “Life-Preserving Principles” to achieve the company’s vision of zero injuries, property damage and threat to the environment
  • Celebrating the United Nations’ World Day for Safety and Health at Work by recording special audio messages sent to all employees

“Mike being named to the NSC’s 2015 list really acknowledges all of AECOM’s people for their steadfast dedication to safety,” said Andy Peters, AECOM corporate senior vice president and chief safety officer. “Our safety culture provides a key advantage for our company when we pursue work globally, and reaffirms our goal to become the industry safety, health and environment leader.”

As part of its “Safety for Life” program, AECOM releases an annual safety report featuring project examples and employee anecdotes focused on the company’s safety culture. The most recent report, titled “A culture of caring,” illustrates how the company’s deep-rooted safety culture sets the expectation that employees, contractors and business partners should take personal responsibility for keeping colleagues safe.

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.


With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings.  The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.  Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, had revenue of approximately $19.5 billion during the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at


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