Leading the Industry by Example

As the only two-time winner of the AGC’s National Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA), Sundt is the industry leader in safety. Since implementing our Safety by Choice program in 2000, we’ve reduced incidents by over 90 percent, finishing 2019 as the safest year in company history.

IndUSTRY Innovator

Over the past decade, the industry’s average OSHA recordable injury rate has gone down, but fatalities have remained steady. It’s this gap that Sundt is looking to close through our new safety framework, the Sh*t That Can Kill You (STCKY).

We’re educating our workforce on STCKY so that Sundt employee-owners and trade partners are more aware of fatal hazards. We maintain our daily goal of zero injuries, but with an added emphasis on the most dangerous construction activities. It’s one of many ways Sundt is working to move the industry forward.

“I looked at Sundt’s safety program and their safety culture. We’re learning things from them, and I hope we continue to learn and improve. Their leaders are great at observing and also carrying the message. If anybody on the jobsite sees something unsafe, they have the authority to stop it.” 

Bill Badger, Manager of Facility and Capital Construction, CPS Energy

The “How” and The “Why”

Many construction safety programs focus on the how of staying safe—processes and procedures to avoid accidents and keep projects running smoothly. Sundt’s safety program, Safety By Choice, takes a people-based approach to why we work safe.

Beyond comprehensive safety training for our craft and admin employees, we focus on our reasons to stay safe: family, friends, health, and hobbies. By emphasizing great safety choices and providing recognition to those who make them, we maintain a positive safety culture while improving Sundt’s overall safety performance.

We demonstrate our core value of safety through:

91% DROP

in Recordable Incident Rate (RIR)
Since 2000


Two-Time Winner of “Best of the Best” in
Safety Programs

Recent & Select Honors


Outstanding Safety Improvement Award

American Society of Concrete Contractors

Safety Excellence Award

AGC Willis Towers Watson Construction
Highway & Transportation Over $1M

“Best of the Best” Grand Award



Safety Excellence Awards, Category II

AGC San Antonio Construction

W. Burr Bennett SAFETY Excellence Award

American Society of Contractors

Construction SAFETY Excellence Award

Highway Division
2016, 2019