CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2014) - Odebrecht USA is among the winners in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2014. Odebrecht will receive its award at the Bronze level during a ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow on September 17.

Odebrecht was evaluated based on ten criteria including:

  • senior management involvement,
  • management of occupational health hazards,
  • workforce involvement,
  • selection and monitoring of contractors,
  • risk assessment integration into business processes,
  • communication of occupational health and safety issues,
  • monitoring of health and safety performance,
  • investigation and lessons learned processes,
  • benchmarking,
  • accident and incident data for the past five years.

Based on the aforementioned program criteria, Odebrecht was chosen by RoSPA to receive this prestigious award.

RoSPA's mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognize commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work.

David Rawlins, RoSPA's awards manager, said: "Organizations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Odebrecht, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organizations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations."

About Odebrecht
Founded in 1944, Odebrecht is a company of Brazilian origin with a global presence. Odebrecht is Latin America's leader in engineering and construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, and also operates in the areas of bioenergy, water utilities, defense, real estate, properties, oil & gas, shipbuilding, and transportation and logistics. Operating in 23 countries, Odebrecht has more than 190,000 team members of 70 different nationalities and exports products and services to more than 70 countries worldwide. Our engineering and construction division has 70 years of experience and more than 35 years of international presence. Over the past 24 years, Odebrecht USA has built a portfolio of more than 60 projects worth more than $6.4 billion, delivering vital infrastructure projects for federal, state and local governments, as well as important private developers in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, California, North Carolina, and South Carolina. For more about Odebrecht, please visit

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Thais Reiss
Corporate Communications
Phone: (305) 341-8861