Safety is a top priority and value at Tyco, and we believe it is every employee’s responsibility to ensure their own safety as well as the safety of others. In 2014, we made good progress toward our safety goals, including the reduction of total recordable incidents by nearly 11 percent and lost time injuries by nearly 10 percent. This reduction translates into 94 fewer injuries and 1,866 fewer days lost. Also, slips and trips, our highest injury category, were down by more than 40% in 2014.
- Motor vehicle safety – With more than 20,000 Tyco vehicles on the road, motor vehicle safety is one of our most important efforts. Through steps such as deploying an interactive training tool that assesses driver skills, increasing the use of onboard coaching equipment, our drivers reduced the number of motor vehicle accidents in fiscal year 2014 by 200 or 3.5 percent.
- Safety Focus Program – Each year, we analyze our operating sites and select a small subset that faces the greatest challenges related to employee injuries, then work with local site leaders to tailor an in-depth management improvement plan for each of those locations. In 2014, these sites reduced their Total Recordable Incident Rate by 35 percent, representing 46 fewer workplace injuries at those sites.
- Safety Culture Program – Since 2009, Tyco has offered a program to engage employees in the Zero Harm culture of safety. To date, over 300 sessions have attracted more than 12,000 employees eager to improve safety and efficiency at Tyco. It began with the Fire Protection Products business, which has achieved an 84 percent reduction in its lost-time injury rate, and continued to other business operations. The two-day program is offered in 13 languages and had been presented at 76 locations. This program supports our overarching vision of Zero Harm to people and the environment.
For more in-depth information, see our 2015 Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Report and 2014 Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Report.