Putting Safety First

Health + Safety

Safety First. Our clients expect it, we demand it, and our employees live it. CDM Smith's health and safety program is based on the principles that people are our greatest asset, accidents and injuries are preventable, and everyone is responsible for safety. 

Elements of our successful H&S program include:

  • Leadership of the Corporate H&S Officer and network of H&S managers in every business unit
  • Comprehensive H&S training
  • Accurate reporting, analysis, and investigations
  • Medical surveillance program overseen by a board-certified occupational physician
  • Project health and safety plans

Thanks to this vigorous program, CDM Smith has consistently achieved experience modification, total recordable incident, and lost workday incident rates much better than industry average.


Recent Health + Safety Awards

2012 National Safety Council Award2012 National Safety Council Awards
CDM Smith has received numerous awards from the National Safety Council. To qualify for the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, organizations must maintain a lost workday incident rate equal to or less than 50 percent of the industry average. Perfect Record Awards required 12 months or more of work with no lost time injuries or illnesses. Million Work Hours Awards recognize organizations or projects that have worked more than one million hours without a lost time injury. Certificate of Merit Awards provide recognition of outstanding safety practices and performance. Perfect Record Awards required 12 months or more of work with no lost time injuries or illnesses. The Superior Safety Performance Award required 10 years without a lost time injury. Safety Leadership awards required 5+ years without a lost time injury.

2012 Corporate Culture of Safety Award

  • CDM Smith

2012 Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards

  • CDM Smith
  • CDM Constructors
  • CDM Constructors: Central Region, SE Region, West Region
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton – DBOM I and DBOM II
  • City of Stockton DWSP Project
  • CDM Smith Consulting & Engineering Divisions, Public Services East, Public Services West, Federal Services Group, Industrial Services Group
  • Libby Asbestos Project
  • WABC Spill Response Project
  • Bayway Refinery – SLOU project
  • Roanoke Island Water System
  • League City Project

2012 Perfect Record Awards

  • CDM Constructors
  • CDM Constructors: Northeast Region, Operations & Maintenance Group, West Region, South Region, NY/NJ/PA, Northwest Area, Central Region, Cape May Project, Bayway Project
  • WABC Spill Response Project

2012 Superior Safety Performance Award

  • CDM Constructors Sparks Solvent Site

2012 Safety Leadership Awards

  • CDM Constructors St. Johns County NW Water Treatment Plant Phases B & C

2012 Million Work Hours Award

  • CDM Constructors South Region
  • CDM Smith Public Services West, Federal Services Group, Consulting & Engineering Divisions

2012 Certificate of Merit Awards

  • Harwell Project
  • CDM Constructors: SE Region, West Region - 2, NE Region - 2, Valdosta Project, League City Project, Dania Beach Project, Lubrizol Project, Northwest Area - 2, Central Region

2011 ExxonMobil Award
ExxonMobil Environmental Services presented CDM Smith with the 2010 Safety Award for Flawless Execution on the remediation retail project. The award recognizes completing 1 year without any recordable injuries.

2011 National Safety Council Awards

Superior Safety Performance Award

  • CDM Constructors Northwest Region

Perfect Record Award 

  • CDM Constructors 
  • CDM Constructors Northeast Region 
  • CDM Constructors Operations & Maintenance Group
  • CDM Constructors West Region 

2010 NSC National Award
CDM Smith received a National Safety Achievement Award from the National Safety Council at their Congress and Expo in San Diego on October 5, 2010.

2010 National Safety Council Awards
CDM Smith has received numerous several awards from the National Safety Council. To qualify for the Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, organizations must maintain a lost workday incident rate equal to or less than 50 percent of the industry average. Perfect Record Awards required 12 months or more of work with no lost time injuries or illnesses. Million Work Hours Awards recognize organizations or projects that have worked more than one million hours without a lost time injury. Certificate of Merit Awards provide recognition of outstanding safety practices and performance.

2010 Million Work Hours Award

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts Office 
  • Edison, New Jersey Office
  • CDM Constructors 
  • Pakistan Earthquake Recovery & Reconstruction Program 

2010 Occupational Excellence Achievement Awards 

  • CDM Smith 
  • CDM Constructors 
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Project 
  • Apra Harbor WWTP Project

2010 Perfect Record Award

  • CDM Constructors Northeast Region 
  • CDM Constructors South Region 
  • CDM Constructors Operations & Maintenance Group

2010 Certificate of Merit Awards

  • Okaloosa WWTP Project 
  • ERCO Worldwide Project

2010 Associated General Contractors Award
CDM Constructors was a finalist in the national Construction Safety Excellence Awards competition in the Heavy Contractor Division. The award recognizes firms that complete 700,001 to 1 million hours of construction and have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs. CDM Constructors finished second out of more than 70 entries.

2010 ExxonMobil Award
On June 4, 2010, ExxonMobil presented CDM Smith with the 2009 Environmental Services Annual Contractor Safety Award for Flawless Execution on the remediation retail project. The award recognizes completing 1 year without any recordable injuries.

2010 ABC Step Award
CDM Smith’s Apra Harbor wastewater treatment plant improvement project in Guam received the Platinum Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) award from the Associated Builders & Contractors. This award recognizes CDM Smith’s efforts in developing a quality safety program.

2010 New Jersey Governor’s Safety Award
The Edison office received the New Jersey Governor’s Safety Award for achievement in occupational safety and health.

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