Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council today awarded AMECO Worldwide Operations its Million Work Hours Award, honoring the company for achieving 35 million work hours and 10 consecutive years without a lost workday injury or illness.
Workplace injuries have a direct impact on employees, organizations and the economy. In 2009, more than 5.1 million medically consulted injuries occurred in the workplace, costing an estimated $168.9 billion. That same year, about 55 million workdays were lost due to work injuries.
“The National Safety Council is pleased to recognize this wonderful achievement by AMECO,” said Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “AMECO has operated without a lost workday injury or illness since March 2001, a great example of a company with safety ingrained in its corporate leadership and culture.”
“We appreciate the recognition from the National Safety Council, given their leadership in the area of safety advocacy,” said Gary Bernardez, president of AMECO. “Our global operations continue to perform at a high level, especially given the challenging geographies and sites where our employees work. Safety continues to be a key priority in the delivery of services to our clients.”
AMECO, a unit of Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR), has delivered fully integrated equipment and tool solutions for more than 60 years. The company is focused on three primary businesses: operations fleet services, construction site services and equipment distribution.
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