Safer Work

We are dedicated to the safety of everyone at Caterpillar, including that of the extended team of contractors, dealers, suppliers and customers. Our commitment to safety begins with the engineering of our products and manufacturing processes, and extends to operator training, job site solutions and promoting a culture of safety that guides the way we work.

In Caterpillar facilities, our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Assurance Manual establishes fundamental EHS requirements that apply globally, and Caterpillar’s safety and health risk assessment process brings a global focus to the identification, measurement and reduction of safety and ergonomic risk. In addition to these global expectations, our facilities implement innovative, local initiatives to positively impact our safety results. Caterpillar’s EHS professionals play a key role in providing expertise and support to Caterpillar operations around the world.

Caterpillar Safety Services has helped promote a culture of safety in our customer organizations through the Caterpillar Zero-Incident Performance (ZIP™) Process. Our global EHS team leads the deployment of the process in our own facilities. The ZIP Process guides organizations in achieving the engagement and accountability required for world-class safety performance. The ZIP Process combines leadership buy-in, accountability, continuous improvement and evaluation to transform culture.

Helping Customers
Get to Zero

The ZIP Process provides a formula for continuous improvement by enabling organizations to achieve the engagement and accountability needed for safety improvements.

  1. Engage Leadership
  2. Assess the Culture
  3. Build the Plan
  4. Develop the Processes
  5. Implement the Processes
  6. Check the Processes

A Forward-Focused Approach to Safety

Our facility in Athens, Georgia, developed a predictive safety model called Focus Forward that uses a scorecard to provide visibility into safety performance. Scorecards track incidents by value stream, shift, day of the week, time of day and other factors. In the event of an incident, managers may use “plays” on the back of a Focus Forward card to walk through proven courses of action and steer their teams back to safety.