Our goal is ZERO — zero accidents or injuries every day.
Because manufacturing is a high-risk environment, Worthington Industries deploys strong procedures and guidelines to help keep employees safe while working. For nearly two decades, our internal SafeWorks program has been instrumental in driving a world-class safety culture.
We follow, and in many cases exceed, OSHA standards of safety in our facilities. As a result, we consistently trend lower on recordable rates than our industry peers, according to OSHA data.
SafeWorks is about leading with safety. Nearly every meeting starts with a safety briefing. Safety metrics top employees’ lists of performance goals, from the greenest production associate up to senior leadership. And we constantly work to identify hazards, reduce risk and implement new safety procedures. Worthington employees are encouraged to report beyond what is required by OSHA, including near misses. Reporting an incident or near miss is celebrated because it is an opportunity to prevent a future incident.