Occupational Health and Safety

Our approach to creating and sustaining a safety-focused, zero injury and incident culture starts with our Chairman and CEO and permeates the entire organization. Although we missed internal injury and illness improvement targets, we continue to significantly exceed injury averages, as compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rate for similar industrial classification codes.

Industry

Total Recordable Incident Rate

Lost Time Injury Rate

Rate

Ingersoll Rand

Industry Average

Ingersoll Rand

Industry Average

Services

0.91

2.7

0.15

1.1

Club Car® manufacturing

0.65

1.9

0.09

0.5

CTS manufacturing

0.95

1.8

0.18

0.6

HVAC and Refrigeration
equipment manufacturing

0.81

3.1

0.09

0.6

Our injury prevention efforts focus on:

  • Expanding our internal audit process to include all EHS management system elements

  • Continuing to mature our Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) program; and 

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

We expanded our EHS auditing program this year to include our internal EHS management system requirements, rather than only regulatory requirements. In doing so, we ensure that we implement consistent expectations across the enterprise that will create and sustain a safe work environment for our employees.

Our BBS program is building a culture of collective responsibility by establishing a structure to promote open discussions with management regarding work-related hazards and safety issues. Safety expectations are communicated 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.

The results of our annual employee engagement survey reflected our ongoing efforts to create a safety-focused culture with 93% of employees stating they believe Ingersoll Rand is committed to employee safety.

Ingersoll Rand is also focused on ergonomics awareness and reducing manual material handling, eliminating postural problems and reducing repetitiveness along production lines.

Occupational Health and Safety Data

In 2018, we achieved a 9.46% increase in TRIR and were flat (0%) in LTIR (per 200,000 hours worked).

The company experienced 1 work-related fatality in 2018.

The company’s employees, including supervised contract employees, worked a total of 95,595,724 hours in 2018.

Lost Time Incident Rate

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Number of employees per million hours worked

0.56

0.56

0.61

0.64

0.84