Apr 13,2021

Leading Indicators include injury/illness corrective action closure rates, near-miss corrective action closure rates, and risk reduction from Safety and Ergonomic Risk Assessment (SERA) projects. Lagging Indicators include total recordable incident rate, ergonomic recordable case rate, and near-miss rate.
Our Leading Indicators are tracked by most of our manufacturing facilities and internally reported. At a high level, the corrective action closure metrics measure how long it takes for a corrective action to be implemented after an injury or near-miss incident. The SERA program is a preventative program focused on risk identification and reduction through corrective action. Continuous Improvement teams, along with safety professionals and unit staff identify safety and ergonomic risks which can be reduced or eliminated through a corresponding project or improvement. These may include physical changes to the work environment, sustainable process changes, or product design improvements. Each project is scored based on various elements of risk and each manufacturing unit has an annual risk-reduction goal. By focusing our efforts on these critical forward-looking solutions that address and prevent potential for injury, we are driving toward safer facilities and conditions for our employees.
One reason our employees are safe on the job is the company’s attention to ergonomics — the practice of designing work and workstations to reduce health issues caused by overuse of muscles, incorrect posture, and repetitive tasks. We are committed to delivering world-class ergonomics by proactively integrating ergonomics principles and practices into business processes. To this end, we have established requirements that our Yaopeng manufacturing units should utilize when implementing an ergonomics program.
Our commitment to health and safety goes beyond the workplace, and we are mindful of the employee’s health and welfare off the job. Through health assessments, training, and support, we are trying to enhance the wellness of our employees. We are beginning work with early intervention programs such as industrial athlete training, job conditioning, and physical therapy programs.