Social: Occupational Health and Safety

Creating and sustaining a safety-focused, zero-incident culture is a top priority for everyone at Ingersoll Rand. This commitment starts with our CEO and permeates the entire organization. Ingersoll Rand manufactures a variety of products, offers service and installation at customer locations, and may be called upon 24/7 and 365 days a year. To ensure our injury prevention efforts are truly top tier, we completed a benchmarking activity in 2016 that examined injury rates from multiple instances in several employment sectors, including diversified manufacturing, financial services, mining, construction and education. Our analysis determined that injury rates needed to be less than 0.6 for Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and 0.06 for Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) (per 200,000 total work hours) to be considered world-class in injury prevention. In 2017, we continued to reduce our incident rates and are approaching world-class injury prevention performance. In 2017, our injury prevention efforts were heavily focused on:

  • Maturing our Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) program; and 

  • Expanding our ergonomics program and aggressively reducing risk factors at targeted workstations.

93% of employees stated they believe Ingersoll Rand is committed to employee safety

Everyone at Ingersoll Rand is responsible for our collective safety, and implementation of the BBS program is taking us to the next level of performance. Our BBS program is building a better culture of ownership in which employees feel responsibility for their coworkers’ safety as much as for their own. The BBS program establishes a worldwide structure to promote open discussions with management regarding work-related hazards and safety issues. In responding to this year’s employee engagement survey, 93% of employees stated they believe Ingersoll Rand is committed to employee safety. We communicate our safety expectations through quarterly CEO town hall meetings as well as monthly environmental, health and safety (EHS) meetings at both the facility- and service-organization levels. These meetings raise awareness of safety risks and preventative measures and provide our employees with opportunities to share best practices.

Additionally, we continue to place a strong emphasis on ergonomics awareness and focus on reducing manual material handling, eliminating postural problems and reducing repetitiveness along production lines.



In 2017, we achieved a 10% reduction in TRIR and 10% reduction in LTIR (per 200,000 hours worked).

The company experienced zero work-related fatalities in 2017.

The company’s employees, including supervised contract employees, worked a total of 92,010,455 hours in 2017.








(number of employees per million hours worked) 






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