Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report

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2012 performance

Results | Looking ahead

We firmly believe that all accidents are preventable, and remain committed to achieving our long-term goal of zero work-related injuries and illnesses. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, TI was one of the safest companies in the industry based on 2012 performance.

We did experience an increase in ergonomics-related injury claims this year. This was due, in part, to improved monitoring and reporting by our sites, as well as some newly identified opportunities to apply ergonomic resources. While this resulted in an increase in ergonomics-related injuries, from a recordable incident rate of 0.036 to 0.097, our overall performance remains stellar.

Our safety, health and ergonomic activities during the year included:
  • Rolling out a new safety incident tracking system that:
    • Tracks and classifies all safety incidents in a database.
    • Quickly alerts supervisors and safety champions of safety issues/events.
    • Tracks open safety action items to gauge how quickly they are managed.
  • Conducting environmental, safety and health (ESH) leadership training for supervisors worldwide.
  • Establishing a regional ESH team in Asia to respond to growing business activities and needs.
  • Completing ergonomic assessments at two former National Semiconductor sites in California and Maine.
  • Continuing to train employees on proper stretching techniques. Seven manufacturing sites currently offer voluntary pre-shift stretching programs for interested employees.
  • Hosting health and wellness fairs at five sites. Representatives from internal and external safety- and health-related services staffed the booths.
Being honored with the Taipei Safety Excellence Award for TI Taiwan's robust safety and industrial hygiene program.


  • Our 2012 on-the-job recordable injury rate was 0.24 per 100 employees, which did not meet our goal of 0.20 or less. Our days away, restricted or job transfer (DART) rate was 0.12, above our goal of 0.08.
  • Our ergonomics-related injury rate increased to 0.097, which is 298.9 percent higher than 2011. These disorders accounted for about 39.8 percent of recordable injuries and 50 percent of DART cases. Recordable ergonomics-related injuries have decreased by 75.9 percent from 1999 to 2012; DART ergonomics-related injuries have decreased by 83.5 percent.
  • We responded to 1,929 ergonomic assessment requests; 1,786 were for computer workstations and 143 were for manufacturing areas. Of the office assessments, 921 were for newly hired employees.
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Looking ahead

To continue our workplace safety efforts, we plan to complete the following tasks and achieve the following goals in 2013:

  • Conduct ergonomic assessments in Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Continue providing remote safety and ergonomic support to all sites.
  • Further reduce ergonomic hazards and injuries through assessments and engineering controls as well as training, which is now offered in five languages.
  • Prepare our Chengdu, China, site to achieve International Organization for Standardization 14000 and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18000 certification in 2014.
  • Maintain a days away, restricted or job transfer case rate less than or equal to 0.08, and a recordable case rate less than or equal to 0.20.
  • Ensure that 100 percent of supervisors complete ESH leadership training by year-end.