Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety is an integral part of risk management at Turner. Turner’s history has demonstrated that the more aligned our local business units, subcontractors and partners are with our safety ideal of loss avoidance, the safer and more successful the project outcome.

Building L.I.F.E.® (Living Injury Free Every Day)

Turner’s safety-first approach is trademarked as Building L.I.F.E.® (Living Injury Free Every Day). The Building L.I.F.E. approach strives to eliminate all worksite incidents through pre-planning construction activities with safety engagement commencing at project pursuit. These standards along with our policies, mandatory safety inspections and approximately 25 training programs have created a comprehensive and effective safety organization. Building L.I.F.E. is supported by four guiding principles:

1)     Injuries are Preventable

2)     Perform a Job Only if it is Safe

3)     Working Safely is a Condition of Employment

4)     Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Every Day.

Standards, Policies and Guidelines

Turner strives to continually improve and identify risk while creating and enforcing the programs to reduce that risk whether through a best practice, new guideline, or policy. This results in a successful track record of bridging the company’s safety standards, with the reality of on-site project operations further supporting and driving the message to all level of field and project staff.

Turner’s support and commitment to safety continues to offer progressive and innovative programs. We are proud to support the Turner family from Building L.I.F.E. to Living LIFE.

Safety Stand-Down

Turner's annual Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity to gather alongside colleagues, trade partners and customers, focus on key safety topics, and collectively re-affirm our commitment to sending every worker home safe every day.

We are holding our 15th Annual Safety Stand-Down in May, bringing together Turner employees and more than 100,000 trade partners, clients, and friends, to reaffirm a collective commitment to safety and promote a culture of full engagement with the company’s safety program, Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury Free Every Day).

Project teams from more than 15,000 jobsites across the company also participate in Safety Week, holding daily toolbox talks focused on empowerment and safety topics, such as proper pre-planning, wellness and physical preparedness, and fall protection. Participants explored these topics through the lens of this year’s Stand-Down theme, I’m All In, which encourages workers to reflect and commit to be All In on safety by upholding the four principles of Turner’s safety culture — All Injuries are Preventable; Perform a Job Only if it is Safe; Working Safely is a Condition of Employment; Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Every Day.

“A Safety Stand-Down is a time when we take a break from our daily tasks to gather in a safe place, a place that is physically safe as well as a place that is safe to speak up,” said Cindy DePrater, senior vice president, chief environmental health & safety officer. "This is a place where we want to hear the voice of the front-line worker, not just on this day, but every day.” She continued, “I’m All In highlights ways that by making the right choices, creating the right environment, and being a courageous leader when it comes to safety, we can positively influence our personal safety and well-being, as well as that of our friends, and our coworkers.”


  • Peter Davoren

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    (212) 229-6313

  • Pat Di Filippo

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6207

  • Michael Kuntz

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6373

  • Tom Gerlach

    Executive Vice President
    (212) 229-6060

  • Karen Gould

    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    (212) 229-6296

  • Tom Reilly

    Executive Vice President

    (703) 841-5200

  • Abrar Sheriff

    Executive Vice President; President & CEO of Turner International
    (212) 229-6080

  • Mark Boyle

    Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer
    (201) 644-2521

  • Lars Leitner

    Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
    (212) 229-6052

  • Stephen Fort

    Senior Vice President

    (312) 327-2813

  • Matt Papenfus

    Senior Vice President

    (214) 721-8400

  • Chris McFadden

    Vice President, Communications
    (212) 229-6145

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