キャボットでは、効果的なプロジェクトプランニング、すべての操作手順の遵守、潜在的危険性の認識、個人用保護具 (PPE) の適切な使用、各自の責任に高い優先度をつけています。キャボットでは、すべての工場に主要指標を使用しており、その一環として、ニアミスの特定と報告に特に注目しています。これにより、重傷事故の発生を未然に防ぐことができます。当社の報告事故発生率（TRIR）は、米国の化学業界平均を大幅に下回っていますが、引き続き文化やリーダーシップの評価だけでなく、優先サイトレビューにも注力しています。キャボットでは、&米国労働安全衛生局 (OSHA) によって定められた "報告事故" の定義を使用しています。
We have remained consistent in the occurrence rates of total recordable incidents and lost time. We did not experience any employee or contractor fatalities in the listed years.
We conduct a thorough evaluation of every incident, including "high potential near misses," to understand the root cause of such incidents and assess how we may implement measures to avoid similar safety risks in the future across our global operations. Throughout the years, these incident learnings and our strong safety culture have kept us an industry leader in safety performance and we will always focus on continuous improvement to achieve our goal of zero incidents.
In 2018, we undertook a project to refresh our approach to process safety management so that we may better track our performance and identify opportunities for improvement in our program. In accordance with this effort, we have revisited and updated our approach for how we categorize Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events to ensure we report such events as accurately and transparently as possible. Previously, these classifications were considered only for incidents that were reported according to our internal definitions for environmental nonconformances, recordable injuries or significant process safety events. However, we realized a more thorough and accurate approach should also take into account other process safety events that were less significant than those originally considered, which resulted in updates to the historical Tier 1 and Tier 2 classifications.
Last year, we experienced three Tier 1 events and 10 Tier 2 events. The Tier 1 events included a material release from a relief valve, a release within a process area and a process fire. There were no injuries as a result of these events. The majority of Tier 2 events were related to incidents including chemical releases, most of which were captured within secondary containment, minimizing the impact to the environment. To provide an additional level of focus in our process safety management program, we introduced a series of leading performance indicators that we believe will help us prevent future incidents. These indicators track on-time completion of our process hazard analysis plans as well as closure of corrective actions from events and process safety audits.
USA Benefits Team launches successful well-being program
We know that paying attention to our employees’ overall health and wellness can contribute to our goal to keep our employees safe. With that in mind, we launched our You Matter well-being program at USA-based facilities.
In the program’s first year, more than 50% of our USA employees participated in activities ranging from biometric screenings and health risk assessments to mindfulness activities and exercise challenges. The program has brought positive changes to participants’ overall health by helping them better manage stress, increase their physical activity and improve their sleep habits. We are proud that the New England Employee Benefit Council has recognized the You Matter program with a Best Practices Award for design and communication.
Wuhai construction project completed without a recordable incident
The critical role of safety in our culture is exemplified through our safety efforts during construction of our new fumed silica manufacturing facility in Wuhai, China.
From the start of the project to its recent completion, safety was a key focus for our teams. We completed the project having achieved nearly 1.6 million work hours without a recordable injury amongst our employees and contractors. In 2018 alone, nearly 750,000 work hours were completed injury-free. This performance is attributed to strong safety management and implementation, which included a high level of risk assessment, detailed safety plans and contractor supervision, optimization of construction resources, and thorough safety training. The safety culture of zero incidents has been deeply rooted in the minds of all personnel and has helped demonstrate our commitment to safety to the surrounding community and our industry peers.