Occupational health and safety
Our overarching goal is to maintain Daimler employees’ health and physical well-being over the long term. We employ a preventive approach for maintaining workplace safety and the health of our employees. This approach is designed to help prevent work accidents, work-related illnesses, and occupational diseases to the greatest extent possible.
Every organizational unit within the Daimler Group defines and pursues occupational safety objectives on a regular basis. We utilize a top-down approach for defining our objectives and programs. Here, the general overarching strategy is developed by the Chief Group Physician and the Chief Safety Engineer and then discussed with the Board of Management. This general strategy, which is binding for all organizational units at Group companies, is based on our occupational health and safety guidelines and occupational safety strategy, as well as the results of audits and reviews.
We monitor the implementation of the corporate policy on occupational health and safety internally by means of safety due diligence audits. These audits address areas such as safety and accident management, risks arising from dangerous activities, fire and explosion risks, risks posed by ambient conditions, and risks associated with equipment and machinery. Our Health & Safety staff notify the responsible unit managers about any risks that have been identified in the audits, and then make specific recommendations for eliminating them. By the end of the reporting period, 2
Various locations have their occupational safety and health management systems certified independently by external certification agencies in accordance with the ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) standard in addition to the safety due diligence audits. I
Our employees are provided with comprehensive occupational health advice and can also take advantage of various measures and services offered by our company health-promotion program and counseling service. For many years now our health management system has focused on forward-looking solutions that range from the job-related “Daimler GesundheitsCheck” and the ergonomic design of workstations to an IT system that makes it easier to permanently reintegrate employees suffering from limitations imposed by their health.
E.03 Accident figures1
|Incidence of accidents|
|Number of accidents (worldwide)||2,957||3,152|
|Incidence of accidents |
(worldwide, number of work-related accidents that resulted in at least one lost day per 1 million hours of attendance)
|Accident downtime |
(worldwide, number of lost days per 1 million hours of attendance)
|Number of deaths as a result of work-related accidents||2||1|
|Number of employee deaths as a result of work-related accidents2||1||1|
|Number of deaths of third-party employees as a result of work-related accidents||1||0|
1 Reporting rate of Daimler production locations worldwide: > 9