Workplace Safety

Zero Injury Program

Over 10 years ago, Xerox ramped up its safety programs in order to reduce workplace injuries to the optimum level: zero. In 2007, the Total Recordable Incident (TRI) rate declined 13% and the Days Away From Work (DAFW) case rate declined 11% from 2006. Since 1996, the TRI rate has decreased 59% and the DAFW case rate has dropped 54%. These improvements exceeded our corporate goal of 10% improvement year-over-year.

At the heart of this program is the overwhelming commitment to make safety a core value of each operation. A focus on proactive methods such as the utilization of an effective health and safety management system, an ever-renewed commitment to management leadership and an aggressive hazard recognition and prevention program using employee involvement work together to allow us to reach our goals.

For 2008, our objective remains to achieve a 10% year-over-year reduction – again, with the primary goal of zero injuries. We are piloting a formal safety management process using the U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) framework with a goal to roll out this program to U.S. facilities in 2009. This effort builds on the experience of our Oklahoma City, Okla. facility that has achieved VPP “Star” status, indicating exemplary performance in safety management, and our three European manufacturing facilities that are certified to OHSAS 18001.

Xerox Workplace Injury Rates

Xerox Workplace Injury Rates