Keeping Our Employees Safe and Well
No production gain or business benefit is worth an injury. That is why we work relentlessly to physically eliminate hazards and minimize risk of injury. And it is why we promote a safety culture that reinforces the vigilance and accountability that help maintain the right behaviors. It is also why we link safety to our performance management systems.
We encourage new ideas. We look beyond traditional safety metrics, such as recordable injury rates that only reveal what has already happened. By using leading indicators, we can better identify and eliminate potential hazards before injuries occur.
We also empower and expect our employees and contractors to intervene when they witness unsafe behavior at work. This obligation is codified in our Right and Responsibility to Act policy.
According to 2016 statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), far more individuals suffer from poor health than from workplace injuries. In the U.S., the top two leading causes of death are heart disease at 23 percent and cancer at 22 percent of total deaths. Accidents and injuries, including those at work, amounted to 6 percent of deaths.
This is why we also invest in well-being programs to help our colleagues establish and maintain healthy lifestyles. Good nutrition, regular physical activity, and mental health support can reduce the risk of death from chronic diseases, and can help prevent accidents and injuries at work and at home.
Active awareness and prevention programs are in place across our locations, supported by dedicated safety and well-being experts, industry-leading methods and tools, and our leadership teams.