Workplace Safety

Healthy Employees and Safe Workplace
A workplace where employees carry out their responsibilities without injury while producing quality products and providing outstanding service is vital to Cooper’s long-term success. That is why our company has long made workplace safety a top priority.

At Cooper, our safety program includes:

  • Safety management systems
  • Global risk assessments and hazard control procedures
  • Use of technology to reduce or eliminate hazards
  • Sharing of best practices for hazard elimination
  • Enforcement of safety absolutes

To encourage development of a zero-injury culture, we implemented the Cooper Safety Excellence System (SES) as the centerpiece of our “Drive to Zero” campaign. Drive to Zero demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and becoming an injury-free workplace.

The SES is an enterprise-wide, comprehensive, measurable and goal-oriented system that engages employees to eliminate hazards and avoid safety risks.

The following 10 elements of SES guide how safety is managed throughout Cooper:

  • Management commitment and leadership
  • Roles, responsibilities and accountability
  • Employee participation
  • Communication
  • Hazard recognition and control
  • Training and education
  • Accident investigation and analysis
  • Inspections, audits and corrective preventative actions
  • Performance evaluation and measurement
  • Document management