Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety is an integral part of risk management at Turner, responsible for oversight and implementation of the company’s health and safety programs. 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.

Alignment and Structure

At Turner, we continually evaluate our operations and controls and strive to make our organization the best in the industry. The Safety Organization is structured to operate under one umbrella providing a strategic link and support function between Corporate Risk Management and Turner’s local business units to assure that the risk management safety priorities are providing impact through an engaged approach.

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

Turner’s safety first philosophy is trademarked as Building L.I.F.E.® (Living Injury Free Everyday).  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 the most comprehensive and effective safety organization in the construction industry today.  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

For the past nine years Turner has held an annual company-wide Safety Stand-Down at every jobsite. The Safety Stand-Down takes place at the start of the first work day after Labor Day weekend. Work is suspended for an hour as jobsite staff gather to listen to important themes of safe work practices.

The most recent Safety Stand-Down was September 3, 2013. Turner Safety Managers delivered an important safety message: Personal Health and Well-Being, On and Off the Job  to more than 40,000 workers in order refocus our attention on safety, specifically on assistance and support for our employees and others working on our projects in their efforts to establish healthier lives both at work and at home. 

Turner is committed to the principle of Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury Free Everyday), a principle which extends far beyond the fences of our jobsites and the walls of our offices. During this year’s safety Stand-Down we will take time to refocus our attention on safety, specifically on assistance and support for our employees and others working on our projects in their efforts to establish healthier lives both at work and at home.

In addition to increasing awareness of early warning signs – to help avoid and minimize personal heath emergencies, showing workers where to find information and resources to help protect and improve their health is one of the Stand-Down’s primary goals this year.


  • Peter Davoren

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    (212) 229-6313

  • John DiCiurcio

    Chief Operating Officer

    (312) 327-2881

  • Nick Billotti

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6403

  • Pat Di Filippo

    Executive Vice President

    (212) 229-6207

  • Richard Homan

    Executive Vice President

    (513) 721-4224

  • Karen Gould

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

    (212) 229-6296

  • Mark Boyle

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

  • Tom Gerlach

    Senior Vice President
    (206) 505-6610

  • Michael Kuntz

    Senior Vice President
    (215) 496-8800

  • Lars Leitner

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

  • Chris McFadden

    Vice President, Communications
    (212) 229-6145

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