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

2014 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.

2014 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

  • CDM Smith – NAU
  • CDM Constructors
  • CDM Smith – Corporate
  • CDM Smith – FSU

2014 Perfect Record Award

  • CDM Constructors
  • CDM Smith – Corporate
  • CDM Smith – FSU
  • CDM Constructors – NW Area
  • CDM Constructors – Tooele Solar Project
  • CDM Smith – Libby Asbestos Project
  • CDM Constructors – Rock Springs Project
  • CDM Smith – JR Simplot Project
  • CDM Smith – Windermere Project
  • CDM Constructors – Weslaco Project
  • CDM Smith – WPB SWA Project

2014 Superior Safety Performance Award

  • CDM Smith – PSW
  • CDM Constructors – Syracuse Office

2014 Safety Leadership Award

  • CDM Smith – FSU
  • CDM Smith – New Jersey

2014 Certificate of Merit Award

  • CDM Constructors – Tooele Solar Project
  • CDM Smith – Libby Asbestos Project
  • CDM Constructors – Rock Springs Project

2014 Million Work Hour Award

  • CDM Smith – NAU
  • CDM Smith – FSU
  • CDM Smith – Corporate
  • CDM Smith – PSW
  • CDM Constructors – East Group
  • CDM Constructors – PERPP Program

2014 Corporate Hazard Recognition Award

  • CDM Smith
  • CDM Constructors

2014 NAVFAC SW ROICC Camp Pendleton STAR Contractor Safety Award
The STAR (Safety Through Awards and Recognition) Award is in recognition for CDM Smith's work at the P-1043 NRTTP Facilities, Camp Pendleton, California.

2014 New Jersey Governor's Safety Award
The Edison office received the New Jersey Governor's Safety Award for achievement in occupational safety and health.

2013 Voluntary Protection Program
CDM Smith’s Libby Montana project field office was recognized by OSHA for START Recognition under its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

2013 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.

2013 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

  • CDM Smith
  • CDM Smith – CED
  • CDM Smith – CED
  • CDM Smith – PSE
  • CDM Smith – NSG
  • CDM Smith – Corporate
  • CDM Constructors – NE Region
  • CDM Constructors – SE Region
  • CDM Smith – Libby Asbestos Project
  • CDM Smith – WPB – SWA Project
  • CDM Smith – Canoe Brook Project
  • CDM Smith – FSG
  • CDM Constructors – USMCB – CP – O&M Project
  • CDM Constructors – USMCB – CP – NRTTP Project
  • CDM Smith – Station Houston Project
  • CDM Smith – DC WASA Project

2013 Perfect Record Awards

  • CDM Smith – Libby Asbestos Project
  • CDM Constructors – NE Region
  • CDM Smith – CED
  • CDM Constructors – NW Area
  • CDM Constructors – SE Region

2013 Superior Safety Performance Award

  • CDM Smith – FSG – Oak Ridge Project

2013 Safety Leadership Award 

  • CDM Constructors – NE Region

2013 Certificate of Merit Award

  • CDM Constructors – NE Region
  • CDM Smith – USCG – Petaluma Project
  • CDM Smith – Superstorm Sandy Project

2013 Million Work Hour Award

  • CDM Smith
  • CDM Smith – CED
  • CDM Smith – PSW

2013 Corporate Hazard Recognition Award

  • CDM Smith

2013 New Jersey Governor's Safety Award
The Edison office received the New Jersey Governor's Safety Award for achievement in occupational safety and health. 

2012 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 

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