Social Performance (cont.)
Johnson & Johnson has a Worldwide Environment, Health and Safety Policy that is supported by global workplace safety standards and a safety management system. Safety performance is discussed with the Corporate Compliance Committee and the Public Policy Advisory Committee of the Board of Directors. A formal report of safety performance is provided annually to the full Board of Directors. At the end of 2009, a total of 25 manufacturing and R&D sites (24 percent) had achieved OHSAS 18001 certification.
Where local collective-bargaining agreements exist, health and safety topics may be incorporated. Topics covered may include use of personal protective and safety equipment, health and safety committees and designated representatives, conduct of inspections, handling of complaints, and training.
Our Safe People 2010 goals include lost workday case rates and serious illness/injury case rates at or below 2006 levels, zero non-compliances and zero fines, and implementation of mechanisms to measure and improve safety culture.
Our lost workday case rate continues to trend above our target. Reductions in injuries from vehicle crashes, slips, trips and falls, and other causes were offset by a doubling of the incidence of ergonomic injuries. We have implemented a comprehensive plan that is improving the risk prevention competency of our EHS professionals, focusing on the sites with the highest injury rates.
We have set a goal of zero safety violations and zero fines. In 2009 we experienced 10 health and safety non-compliances, all of them minor in nature. We also incurred a $2,200 fine for a transportation-related safety violation.
Ergonomic injuries accounted for 32 percent of lost workday cases in 2009, up from 20 percent in 2008. We continue to implement an aggressive strategy to modify high-risk tasks and have moved to an operating company focus, supported by electronic tools and awareness training, to bring these efforts closer to employees.
Johnson & Johnson’s fleet safety program, SAFE Fleet, provides services to more than 35,000 employees worldwide. For many of these employees, the company vehicle is their workplace, and some spend up to 60 percent of their time driving on company business. Our rate of crashes per million miles driven (CPMM) has decreased by 34 percent since 1995.
In 2009 the number of crashes worldwide declined by 4 percent; the percentage of vehicles in crashes stayed relatively flat. However, our CPMM increased to 5.75, primarily due to an increase in accidents in North America and Asia. We also had one fatality in 2009. In response to this incident, we increased awareness and training efforts and established an executive committee champion to help push for better performance.