Key characteristics and differentiators that utilities should look for during the selection process of an EPC contractor - No.4: Look for a culture of safety in the EPC contractor with an active collection of near-miss reports
A strong safety record by an EPC contractor is much more than just a log of who got injured on the job. In fact, safety experts say that owners should look at an EPC contractor’s safety processes, how they use observation and behavioral-based safety, near-miss (or “good catch”) reporting and first aid trends to avoid injuries. Analyzing these trends and engagement of the workforce into the safety processes is critical to creating a project safety culture that allows the project site to be injury free, every day. Safety is also a major factor in boosting worker morale, productivity and overall plant quality, and should be closely examined by owners looking for EPC contractors.