Balfour Beatty Construction’s Hank Mouser Named Safety Professional of the
Dallas, TX, April 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- At its annual Awards Night on April 21, 2010, TEXO, the
combined chapter of the North/East Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors and the
Associated Builders and Contractors North Texas, named Balfour Beatty Construction's Hank Mouser its
2010 Safety Professional of the Year. The award recognizes safety professionals who demonstrate a
commitment to safety excellence by leading their company's safety and environmental efforts and helping
to raise the level of safety awareness for the entire construction industry.
Loss prevention director with Balfour Beatty, Mouser has more than 35 years of total industry experience
and nine years serving the company in its DFW division. With his industry tenure, technical expertise,
and passion for the well being and safety of all, Mouser has become an instrumental leader in the
direction of the division's loss prevention program and currently spearheads the safety function of the
division's quarterly scorecard system. Since the system was implemented three years ago, observed safety
violations have decreased by more than 50 percent.
Since the company launched its Zero Harm safety initiative in 2009, Mouser has helped Balfour Beatty
Construction make significant strides toward its goal of achieving “zero deaths, zero injuries to the
public, and zero ruined lives among all our people by 2012.” Mouser's passion for Zero Harm has proved
infectious, as not only employees, but also subcontractors, partners, and clients, have embraced the Zero
The results are starting to show: Balfour Beatty Construction reported a company-wide Recordable
Incident Rate of 0.7 for 2009, compared to the previous year's rate of 1.35, which was 70 percent better
than industry average.
“Hank truly embodies our Zero Harm philosophy,” says Mark Reed, senior vice president with Balfour
Beatty Construction. “He treats all employees, subcontracting partners, and vend