In 1997, faced with an annual 1200 recordable injuries and workers' compensation costs rising by about $500,000 annually, Kroger Company’s (a US retail grocery chain) Manufacturing Division launched an initiative to reduce its total recordable incident rate (Total injuries total hours worked) x 200,000recordable injuries) down from around 18.0. A task force of divisional general managers and a senior Vice President was formed to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive, companywide safety syste...

BPIR Categories

9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
14.2.4 Conduct best practice/ process benchmarking
15.4.6 Work environment, health, safety, ergonomics

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