As an enterprise, we placed particular emphasis on Audits/Hazard Identification and Risk Prevention in 2018. This proactive approach resulted in identification and implementation of well over 100 specific health and safety improvement projects – clear evidence of the impact of our Enterprise Safety Strategy. These projects ranged from relatively simple hazard recognition initiatives to web-based safety training programs.
Our 2018 Global Safety Performance and Data
Through the ongoing implementation of the Enterprise Safety Strategy throughout all ITW divisions, we are pleased to report that we saw a 23 percent reduction in lost time accidents in our facilities from 2017 to 2018. This improvement demonstrates clear progress as we enhance our culture of safety and continue our journey to our goal of zero accidents. Also supporting our culture of safety is a review of safety performance and related safety topics at our annual global leadership meeting. This topic is a priority for ITW leaders, and details regarding our progress and continuous improvement actions are discussed.
Using the safety framework as a guide, our businesses can address their specific needs and unique risk profiles. In addition, we continue to evaluate our safety metrics to ensure we are tracking data that will assist in driving safety performance improvements.
Government Safety Inspections1
Government Safety Inspections’ Resulting Fines1
12017 government safety inspections and 2017 government safety inspections’ resulting fines, as reported in our 2017 CSR report, have been updated in this report.