For this reason, we have initiated an ORC HSE Innovation Award recognizing fresh, effective approaches and programs designed to protect employee health, safety, and/or the environment.
The inaugural award recipients were selected based on a blind review that included an evaluation of the significance of the innovation, its potential for deployment across industries, and its overall sustainability and contribution to the field of occupational safety and health.
Allergan’s Good Observation Program is a scientifically proven leading indicator program designed to improve EHS performance. The program teaches employees to constantly look for hazards, unsafe conditions, or actions and to report them, making workers more risk-aware and cognizant of their environment. When employees are consistently encouraged to report unsafe conditions, they come to see safety as a collaborative effort and place a higher value on their co-workers’ interests, which leads to a safer workplace.
We are equally excited to announce Covestro, Johnson & Johnson, and Lockheed Martin
as recipients of the Runners-up Awards.
Covestro implemented an innovative solution to the disposal of toluene diamine (TDA) residue, creating a safe and sustainable fuel for use in the cement industry.
Johnson & Johnson’s fleet safety driver mentoring program, which includes feedback to employees, has increased employee awareness of high-risk driving and led to a significant reduction in driver collisions.
Lockheed Martin’s structured improvement activities, which use Kaizen-type events to identify risks, have correlated with a decrease in incident rates while improving productivity and quality.