Texas Instruments

2012 Corporate Citizenship Report


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Nurturing a safe workplace

Engagement | Training | Reporting

An engaged workforce is critical to achieving outstanding safety performance, which is why leadership at all levels of the company support and reinforce consistent safety practices.

Engagement

Our management teams deliver meaningful safety messages that encourage employees to prioritize safety and speak up about any potential hazards. The company also reinforces expectations about maintaining a strong safety culture through its Safe, Right, Fast campaign; ongoing articles; posters; and reminder emails. Employees can also anonymously contact the TI Ethics Office with questions or concerns.

Our Manufacturing Safety Council comprises environmental, safety and health and ergonomics representatives from all manufacturing sites. It helps drive a safety-focused manufacturing culture within our facilities. Council members are responsible for:
  • Improving safety performance.
  • Developing a unified and collaborative management approach across sites.
  • Proactively communicating with manufacturing employees about safety incidents and expected safe behaviors.
  • Deploying a manufacturing safety real-time reporting system.

Training

Our training programs focus on regulatory requirements; internal environmental, safety and health (ESH) standards; and accepted safe practices. Employees participate in a range of applicable training courses specific to their role that begin at new hire orientation and continue throughout their career.

We train employees to:
  • Recognize hazards in the work environment and the tasks they perform.
  • Immediately report potential hazards.
  • Minimize risks by using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Share lessons learned and best practices to prevent future incidents.
  • Recognize and reinforce safe behavior.
All new hires receive an introduction to our expectations and ESH policy, and are made aware of our commitment to compliance and providing a safe work environment. Employees also learn about potential hazards in their work area; emergency procedures; and (if applicable to their job) how to correctly wear personal protective equipment, use equipment properly, and work safely with and around chemicals.

Reporting

We require employees to immediately report any injury to their supervisor. Following an investigation, site ESH leaders communicate lessons learned and corrective action plans to other sites and groups so others can avoid similar issues. These reporting and communication activities further enhance our progress toward zero work-related illnesses and injuries.