At Univar, our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, contractors and visitors is unwavering. We have a safety record that we are proud of as we focus on keeping health, safety, security and environmental issues at the heart of our planning for all existing and new operations, products, processes and facilities. Through our implementation and maintenance of appropriate health and safety management systems and our strong, supportive safety culture, we will continue to improve in all aspects of our health, safety and well-being.
While our industry leading safety performance is a great achievement, we are focused on doing even better because one person injured is one too many.
Continuously improve Univar’s proud safety record, protecting our workforce and demonstrating we are Serious about Safety.
Achieve and exceed the global TCIR goal of 0.68 each year to 2021.
Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) is the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standardized methodology for calculating the rate of recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked.
2017 was Univar’s safest year ever in our core chemical distribution business, with a 10% total case incident rate (TCIR) reduction. Company-wide, TCIR was flat, primarily due to onboarding of recent acquisitions. Nevertheless, Univar continues to outperform the key safety indicators for the global chemical distribution industry categories and many other subcategories.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our global safety teams are committed to continuing the consistent improvements in safety performance that we have seen over the last 12 years. We employ a range of tools and methods to help us improve our performance and culture when it comes to the health and safety of our people at Univar, including:
Commitment to safe operations and taking pride in our achievements runs throughout our organization. In 2017, three separate U.S. Univar sites celebrated 10 years without an OSHA recordable injury. Our Milwaukee, Jacksonville and Burlington sites all passed this milestone during the year and celebrated their exemplary safety achievement, highlighting that Univar is Serious about Safety.