Safety & Environment
Employee Health & Safety
As a measurement of progress toward a zero-harm workplace, the company is pursuing a reduction in the OSHA injury and illness incidence rate to 1.00 by 2019 (calculated in accordance with Bureau of Labor Statistics’ methodology). We are also specifically focused on the elimination of severe injuries—we have set a goal of zero high-hazard injuries.
CECONY’s 1.18 injury and illness rate in 2016 surpassed our goal of 1.30. We had 137 recordable employee injuries last year, a significant improvement from 168 in the previous year. CECONY has reduced injuries by more than 60 percent since 2009; O&R has seen a 50-percent reduction in injuries since 2009.
Among the reasons for the improvement:
- strong, constructive partnerships between management and union leadership on safety
- formalized job planning, with special emphasis on high-energy jobs, in every organization
- open communication and inclusion on every job at every level
- the pursuit of predictive analytics as means to continue improvement of our safety record
- companywide use of error-avoidance tools
Reported injuries at O&R dropped from 108 in 2015 to 83 in 2016. O&R achieved its goal of an OSHA injury rate under 1.75, finishing 2016 at 1.63. No employees or contractors required hospitalization, and we posted our lowest numbers for lost/restricted days: 340. In 2011, that number was 2,357. Reasons for the impressive safety marks include our union-management Corporate Safety Committee, Company Safety Team, and 10 job-specific safety teams.
Our company also introduced LiveSafe, a free mobile app that gives employees a direct line to corporate security, quick access to safety maps, contact with emergency responders, and other resources to keep them safe on the job and at home.
Con Edison of New York OSHA Rate
Orange and Rockland OSHA Rate