Coca-Cola — One AECOM Environmental Analyst, No Recordable Incidents
Coca-Cola selected AECOM to provide waste services in Brazil following AECOM’s history of successful work in the area to reduce risks through its safety and security procedures.
Planning to use a former textile factory in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a new plant site, Coca-Cola selected AECOM to provide remediation and waste services following AECOM’s history of successful work in the area.
As part of the Coca-Cola Andina Brasil project, AECOM was tasked with removing more than 1,400 tons (1,270 metric tons) of hazardous and nonhazardous land surface waste scattered throughout the area and conducting a detailed site assessment and investigation.
As the only environmental analyst supervising both project aspects, AECOM’s Lucas Rocha not only aligned with the guidelines established by Coca-Cola and its subcontractors, but also developed a strong safety culture, resulting in no recordable incidents during six months of work.
Both client and subcontractor teams expressed extreme dedication to the safety standards developed for the job and outlined in the project’s Plan for Occupational Health and Safety. The team promoted cultural inclusion throughout the project and integrated training on topics such as working in confined spaces, using breathing equipment and working at height. AECOM also held daily safety and security discussions that reinforced the importance of complying with procedures and defined the safety aspects associated with the expected activities for the day.
The safety initiatives implemented on the project collectively contributed to a significant reduction in safety risks across client and subcontractor teams.
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