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Employee Safety

The safety of our approximately 45,000 global colleagues is core to our commitment to be a great employer. We strive to foster a proactive safety culture through the execution of our Enterprise Safety Strategy, which is based on the philosophy that all accidents are preventable. Our division-driven approach promotes our shared responsibility to protect the well-being of every ITW colleague, and our teams actively advance our safety culture and are committed to continuous improvement.

ITW's Enterprise Safety Strategy

Our Enterprise Safety Strategy and Safety Policy are based on the following core principles:

  • Goal of zero accidents
  • Shared ownership for safety (business and individual)
  • Proactive approach focused on accident prevention
  • Continuous improvement philosophy
  • Compliance with applicable national, regional and local health and safety laws and regulations

Our Framework for an Effective Divisional Safety Management Program

Committed Leadership & 100% Employee Engagement

Leadership commitment coupled with individual employee engagement and responsibility drive our safety journey. We maintain a strong focus on continuous improvement, communicating progress and celebrating success.


Safety Vision icon Safety Vision

Safety Committees icon Safety Committees

Safety Communication icon Communication

Safety training icon Training

Continuous Risk Reduction

Each division has implemented a process to identify and eliminate hazards, including risk assessment, near-miss reporting, sharing best practices and implementing corrective actions. In addition, each division strives to meet or exceed all applicable regulatory obligations and uses data to track and drive safety performance improvements.

Safety Hazard Identification/Mitigation icon Hazard Identification/Mitigation

Safety Investigation/Corrective Action icon Investigation/Corrective Action

Safety Performance Measurement Icon Performance Measurement

Safety Compliance icon Compliance

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