Striving to be the World's Safest Company
EnPro Industries is a “Dual Bottom Line” company where human development and corporate profitability are equally important. Human development is not possible without a safe environment for our colleagues, therefore safety is one of EnPro’s core values. Safety must be present in every aspect of our product life cycle; from the suppliers with whom we partner to the employees who build and distribute our products. We believe safe people make safer, higher quality products for our customers and the world.
At EnPro we ensure physical and emotional safety in the workplace by actively caring for ourselves and others while building safe communities and a safer world. This culture creates a relentless focus on safety. We believe every accident can be prevented. Therefore, our health and safety goal is clear - to have the world's safest colleagues.
We will achieve our zero-accident safety goal by developing the EnPro safety culture across all operating divisions. We focus on safety culture, which leads to results. This depends on committed, supportive leadership and engaged colleagues. All EnPro employees annually sign a pledge that they will help achieve our safety goal. Colleagues actively participate in our safety culture approach, which is designed to eliminate all incidents associated with EnPro activities, products and services. The EnPro safety culture approach has developed tools and practices to ensure the workplace is built by the colleagues and for the colleagues.
World-Class Safety Culture and Injury-Free Performance
EnPro Industries has a world-class safety culture, as demonstrated by our outstanding injury-free performance. EHS Today magazine annually recognizes America’s Safest Companies, but only a handful of manufacturers are selected each year. EnPro has won three times since 2006, most recently in 2016. Companies are eligible for the award only once every five years. EnPro is one of only two companies to win this award three times.
As a diverse medium- to heavy-duty manufacturer, it is very difficult for a company such as EnPro to be completely safe – yet most of our business units are injury-free. In fact, our safety performance record has improved for 15 consecutive years, and 2017 was once again EnPro’s all-time safest year. Our employees identified and addressed almost 29,000 safety issues last year before they caused an injury. That’s 24 percent more than 2016, and it’s no coincidence. During that time, employees’ safety training time increased by 10 percent, the number of lost work days dropped by 58 percent and the number of restricted duty days plunged 91 percent.
We recognize our employees’ safety performance efforts through facility-level awards. EnPro tracks injury-free work performance at each of its more than 70 locations worldwide. Annually, locations earn awards for meeting certain strict safety performance criteria, including safety opportunities corrected rate, monthly colleague safety training average, safety team meeting cadence, medical treatment case rate and lost-time case rate. There are four facility safety awards categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To achieve the Platinum award, the location must attain Gold status for three consecutive years. Gold status achieves our ultimate safety goal; zero medical treatment and lost-time injury cases. In 2017, ten of our facilities were awarded the Platinum Safety Excellence Award and 20 of our facilities were awarded the Gold Safety Excellence Award.
Sharing our World-Class Safety Systems
Our unique safety education, recognition programs and continuous improvement methods are examples of how we help our people grow so that, in turn, they improve EnPro. Our safety culture approach is so distinctive, other companies ask us to help them improve their own safety cultures. As a result, since 2012 our EnPro Learning System leadership consulting and training division has helped more than 100 other companies create safety cultures that reduce injuries and incidents, from a variety of industries such as:
We are proud that EnPro Industries and our colleagues are making the world a safer workplace by putting our core values into action according to our Dual Bottom Line.
To learn more about our safety program and services, please visit our EnPro Learning System website.