Our primary goals are to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and communities while protecting the environment. Annual goals, established following a critical evaluation of our current HSE performance, are aligned with our overall strategies. The strategies are designed to address key issues facing the organization, and are documented and communicated via the HSE Roadmap, a three-year plan for HSE improvement. A dashboard comprising key metrics will guide Baker Hughes to success in meeting our goals.
In 2011, employee injury and illness cases decreased for the eleventh consecutive year due to continued diligence in recognizing and reducing risks.
Baker Hughes achieved a total recordable incident rate (TRIR) of 0.80, reflecting a 7% reduction from 2010.Our days away from work case rate (DAFWCR) was 0.18, reflecting a 31% reduction in incident severity, which surpassed our 10% goal.
The Baker Hughes results for these key metrics continue to outperform the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) benchmark and are in the top quartile across the industry.
Driving Safety Performance
Driving safety continues to be a challenge across the industry. In late 2011, we hired a transportation safety expert to initiate new strategies and actions and engage with the workforce to improve our driving safety performance.
The key driving performance metrics for Baker Hughes are the motor vehicle accident rate (MVAR) and the OGP-defined motor vehicle crash rate (MVCR), used for industry benchmark purposes. Baker Hughes employees achieved a MVAR of 0.90 for 2011 reflecting a 12% reduction in vehicle accidents, surpassing our 10% goal. Our MVCR also improved by 8% to 0.76. Both rates continue long-term improvements which exceed 25% during the past five years.
Note: The rates shown for 2007 to 2009 reflect information for legacy Baker Hughes only. Information for 2010 and 2011 are inclusive of the combined Baker Hughes organization.
For more information on Baker Hughes HSE goals and initiatives, and a detailed analysis of our health, safety and driving performance, please download our latest Annual HSE&S Report (see Associated Information).