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May 20, 2022

Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional Of The Year


Scott Streuli

Guy F. Atkinson Construction

Scott Streuli plays a key role in managing onsite safety orientations for both Atkinson employees and subcontractors. He developed Atkinson’s comprehensive Safety, Health & Environmental Safestart program, which is a safety orientation process that each of Atkinson’s subcontractors must complete prior to starting work. He plays a key role in developing procedures that increase communication on the project site, such as Atkinson’s innovative approach to safety observation reporting and creating Atkinson’s modern use of its Speak Up/Listen Up program.

Safety policy has been his focus over the past few years at Atkinson, helping develop innovative ways to orient safety and expectations to Atkinson crews and subcontractors. He develops lasting relationships with all stakeholders by creating avenues for participation in safety solutions and maintains open doors for innovative ideas from the ground up. This is evidenced in Atkinson’s lower injury rate over the past three years and decreased spending on injuries due to the fact that injuries just are not happening as frequently and when they do occur, they are not that impactful.

The number one innovative program that Streuli plays a key role in is the Speak Up/Listen Up program that feeds directly into the Safety Observation program. Streuli has developed a positive way to communicate near miss scenarios so that Atkinson learns from them. Typically, near miss is a negative connotation, but Streuli has successfully convinced people not to shy away from reporting negative occurrences, but instead embrace and encourage more reporting to find trends and learn.

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