Tesla is proud to announce that it has made an effort to make its factories safer for all of its employees. The company’s total recordable incident rate (TRIR) has dropped by 25% since 2016. Tesla is now in line with industry average rates.
When it comes to sustainability, you need to give employees control. Your employees need to see a strong correlation between effort and outcome regarding safety; leading indicators provide this.
Management expert Peter Drucker believed that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” That is, if you don’t have a solid system in place for documenting specific metrics, you lack the ability to properly manage them.
As technology improves, and conveniences like automation become increasingly in demand, machines are no doubt leading the way to our future in industry. But the human element is still very much alive in the machine-dominant landscape, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to maintain safety to ensure the jobs of both man and machine can be accomplished without incident.
From making individual parts to building the whole car, there’s a lot riding on your reputation in the automotive industry. While many nonautomotive companies primarily concern themselves with the safety of their employees, your EHS department pulls double duty by also considering the safety of your end users.