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How We Build Environmental Health & Safety

Dedicated to the pursuit of injury-free building

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is more than a program at DPR—it’s a foundational pillar of how we do business. DPR strives to have an evolving culture that raises the bar for the entire construction industry. Simply put: EHS is a value at DPR.

Our goal is straightforward: zero incidents on every project.

We integrate EHS into every phase of the project life cycle, from pursuit to closeout, and our teams measure and evaluate safety daily. We use a mobile audit system to collect and analyze raw data from each jobsite, which helps teams identify potential risks and develop valuable prevention plans.

Two workers conduct a safety inspection on a jobsite.

A focus on people, not statistics

Behind every safety statistic is a person. That’s why DPR’s approach to EHS centers on people.

We focus on competence, instilling and reinforcing safe behaviors throughout our company and our project teams. We provide the tools people need to make informed decisions, plan fully and identify incident root causes.

The result is a robust, value-based EHS program that looks upstream at leading indicators to produce results downstream.

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The fundamentals of Environmental Health & Safety

DPR's EHS culture is based on the following seven fundamentals:

Everyone has a role in Environmental Health & Safety

The correlation is clear: When clients participate in EHS efforts, project culture is stronger. To help achieve this goal, we ask our clients to:

  • Prioritize health and safety when pre-qualifying contractors
  • Ask questions, not only about injury rates and trends but also about how EHS standards and techniques are communicated between the office and field
  • Recognize that, from a business standpoint, EHS goes hand-in-hand with quality, schedule and budget
  • Meet regularly with project teams and actively participate in holding all members accountable
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Awards &

Recognition

DPR customers Change the World

'We are all family here’ is what our DPR safety manager said and said it with such sincerity that everyone who worked on the project here still carries a sense of ‘Family’ on the job. DPR’s client-centric approach combined with genuine concern for the team and the project were a recipe for success. I sincerely hope that we have an opportunity to work together again in the future.

Ken Langworthy,

HAZTEK Safety Management

EHS Shared Leadership Team

Michelle Gray

Michelle
Gray

Environmental Health and Safety

Michelle Gray is a life saver. She uses her knowledge and passion for safety to help protect DPR’s people and projects. As a Certified Safety Professional with a masters in Public Health, Michelle works with DPR teams to continue to integrate environment…
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Lonnie Schock

Lonnie
Schock

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Lonnie Schock has spent the majority of his career in Environmental Health and Safety leadership roles, including diverse roles at Hughes Aircraft Company and Intel Corporation. As part of DPR’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) shared leadership tea…
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Joe Garza

Joe
Garza

EHS Leadership

Don Head

Don
Head

EHS Leadership

Sean Cooper

Shaun
Cooper

EHS Leadership