In 2019, we continued to emphasize Audits/Hazard Identification and Risk Prevention. Our proactive approach resulted in identifying and implementing health and safety improvement projects, ranging from simple hazard recognition initiatives to the increased use of web-based safety training programs utilized by colleagues around the globe.
Many of our businesses also pursue third-party certifications as part of ITW’s ongoing drive for safety excellence. At the end of 2019, 60 sites, or approximately 14 percent, had ISO45001 and/or OHSAS 18001 safety management system certification.
Enterprise Training Resources
As part of ITW’s decentralized culture, we empower our divisions to utilize continuing education measures that are most applicable to their business. To augment these efforts, we offer several safety education tools across the enterprise, including PureSafety, a comprehensive, web-based training used to further educate the workforce on the ever-changing methods, standards and regulations that govern our industries. PureSafety is available globally and offered in several languages so global ITW colleagues can take advantage of this enterprise safety education tool.
Our 2019 Global Safety Performance and Data
2019 marked our fourth year executing the Enterprise Safety Strategy across all ITW divisions, and we are pleased to report that we achieved a 15 percent reduction in lost time accidents in our facilities year over year. This improvement demonstrates clear progress as we enhance our culture of safety and continue on a journey to zero accidents. Our total recordable incident rate (TRIR) and lost time incident rate (LTIR) decreased 16 percent and 10 percent year over year, respectively. For 2019, our TRIR was 1.7 incidents per 100 employees, and our LTIR was 0.9 incidents per 100 employees.
Government Safety Inspections’ Resulting Fines
Medical Treatment Incidents
* Aligned with the Industrial Machinery and Goods Sustainability Accounting Standard under SASB’s Sustainable Industry Classification System®