GE Silicones Waterford plant, USA, was set challenging safety and health goals to reduce its recordable injury rate to 0.3 as a result of a Six Sigma-based quality initiative which, among other things, tied 40% of every manager's bonus to progress on results including health and safety performance quality. As a consequence: 1) Managers, EHS personnel, union and non-union personnel developed a list of EHS Guiding Principles, which included "All incidents can be prevented," "Management demonstrate...

BPIR Categories

9.6.5 Manage workplace cleanliness, health & safety
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
15.4.6 Work environment, health, safety, ergonomics

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