Health and Safety Performance

Health Safety and Environmental Performance

Health and Safety

At the conclusion of 2015, the company established new “Best Rates Achieved in Woodbridge History” in two of the three measured categories (Frequency, and Severity and Rates) with a slightly higher performance number in Incident Rate versus 2014.

Our HSE Management System is the basis for injury and illness prevention. We have 30 Corporate Standards that drive prevention initiatives, safe and environmentally-responsible work practices and continual improvement in our plants.

Key components are:

  • Clearly defined leadership responsibilities
  • Accountability through performance measurement and management
  • Annual plant internal HSE Management System audits with action plans
  • Risk-Scored Corporate HSE Management System Audits of each facility on an annual basis
  • Annual objectives and strategies to drive continual improvement
  • Weekly and Monthly Plant Safety Talks
  • Prevention initiatives to maintain a safe workplace
  • Performance measurement of the right key indicators
  • Frequent and honest communication

Frequency Rate

Frequency Rate is the number of injuries or illnesses requiring medical care and involving lost days from work beyond the day of the accident x 200,000 / the total hours worked by all teammates. The 2015 Frequency Rate was 0.12. This was lower than the 2014 Frequency Rate of 0.16.  The number of lost time injuries averaged 0.58 per month over the year, compared to 0.83 per month in 2014.

Frequency Rate

Severity Rate

Severity Rate is the number of lost workdays due to an injury or illness x 200,000 / the total hours worked by all teammates. The Severity Rate improved dramatically in 2015 to 1.88 versus 5.68 in 2014.  The number of lost workdays generated from lost time injuries in 2015 averaged 17.6 days per claim, versus 30.42 days per claim in 2014.

Severity Rate

Incident Rate

Incident Rate is the number of injuries or illnesses requiring external medical care, both with or without lost days, x 200,000 / total hours worked by all teammates. This measurement is an excellent indicator of overall performance and how well we are controlling hazards. The 2015 Incident Rate increased slightly to 1.76 versus 1.70 in 2014.  There was an average of 9.58 recordable injuries worldwide per month in 2015 versus 9.08 per month in 2014.

Incident Rate


The volumes of wastes that are being recycled and/or reused from the company operations, dropped slightly to 91.13% Recycled/Reused at in 2015 versus 93.26% in 2014.

Waste Generated Per Unit Produced Total decreased in 2015 to 0.0343 kgs./m. versus 0.0391 kgs./m of waste generated in 2014.

Overall total VOC emissions increased from 962,113 kgs. in 2014 to 1,133,204 kgs. in 2015.

This increase was attributed to an increase in production volumes.