A. Safety The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) tracks and reports workplace-related injuries and illnesses in the United States. One key metric developed by OSHA is the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), which is one way to quantify companies’ safety performance. Safety is a priority for any well-run manufacturing operation, including AHAM members' manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. According to AHAM’s member survey, shipment weighted TRIR of AHAM members scored better than the overall manufacturing industry sector. AHAM members are also showing an average annual decrease in the TRIR of 5.7% per year since 2014. In 2019, they showed more than a one-third reduction over all (34.9%) in the TRIR compared to a 2014 baseline.
AHAM member companies continue to take active steps to further prevent injuries through company developed programs and initiatives.
B. Waste Diversion Similar to GHG emissions reduction, home appliance manufacturers only recently started collecting data that measures waste from facilities that is diverted from landfill. All respondents to AHAM member survey have publicly stated goals and show progress toward meeting the targets. These companies showed an average annual increase of 0.5% of materials diverted from landfill, with a 1.5% increase in 2019 in comparison to a 2016 baseline. The trend for AHAM members is moving in the right direction, with companies committing to long-term goals. Below is a sample of companies’ goals and their progress to achieving: