Rewarding Leadership in Safety

Safety recognition is an important part of a comprehensive safety program. Each quarter, Knife River honors team members who have demonstrated safety leadership and made a positive difference in their workplace. At the end of the year, we also acknowledge our divisions that have produced the best safety results.

Zero Accidents, Zero Injuries

Knife River is an industry leader in safety. Our goal is to have zero accidents and zero injuries, and we are on our way. Our 2018 Recordable Incident Rate is 33% better than the industry average, and our Lost Time Accident Rate is 75% better than the industry.



People and Safety are two of our core values, and they go hand-in-hand. Knife River ensures each work site is safe for our employees, for other contractors and for the public. We must make certain that everyone who shows up on a project site goes home safely to their family and friends.

We stand behind that commitment with extensive training, comprehensive safety programs and an open door to always listen to any safety concerns. If safety procedures are not properly followed, we take strong action.

We ask our team members to be safety champions of their own jobs and to work as a team on every job site to watch out for all potential hazards. We work hard. We work safely. We are Knife River!