Safety and environmental training is a top priority at Fortune Brands and robust training is a core element in our management systems.
We require our manufacturing and distribution associates to participate and demonstrate knowledge in appropriate and required safety and environmental programs. We also have specific training to support our global supply chain on topics such as fire prevention, occupational illness prevention and the importance of implementing health and safety management systems.
Keeping Safety Top-of-Mind.
Fortune Brands’ CEO, Chris Klein, is intent on keeping safety in our facilities a high priority, especially as the U.S. housing market continues to recover and demand for our products grows.
At Fortune Brands’ 2014 gathering of leaders, safety was a key topic of discussion. In an effort to share best practices and keep safety a high priority, MasterBrand Cabinets presented its Always Aware safety program and goal of creating a zero injury culture. Moen shared program and process information related to their Zero By Choice strategy. Master Lock’s Safety Solutions group reminded leaders of the importance of having appropriate lockout equipment and procedures for keeping associates safe.
Associates on our health and safety committees help us set goals, find opportunities for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) improvement and implement EHS initiatives. Key EHS metrics such as total incident/injury and lost work day rates are reported to each business’ leaders on a quarterly basis, and shared with the Company’s Board of Directors, as appropriate. Our record-keeping tracks our progress in our efforts to continually improve.
We work diligently to reduce all operational risks to the lowest level possible. This work is never done, but as a result of our efforts, each operating companies’ OSHA Total Recordable Rate is well below the NAICS rate for each comparable industry.