2015 Sustainability Report

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Safety 365 mobile app takes safety on the go

Launched in November 2015, our Safety 365 mobile app supplements the key messages highlighted in the Safety 365 awareness campaign launched earlier in the year. The app is available for iPhone and Android mobile devices and has been translated into 19 languages.

Features include:
  • Daily “Safety Tip of the Day” pop-up message;
  • Safety tip calendar, additionally tagged by work, travel, wellness and home;
  • Environment, health and safety contact information;
  • Video library of safety-related clips; and
  • Links to safety resources, quizzes and tools.
Planned enhancements include expanding the video library with more language-specific safety clips and developing mobile-based applications for sales and technical service safety. 
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Quattordio plant nurtures Safety 365 culture

Our automotive original equipment manufacturer coatings plant in Quattordio, Italy, is taking every advantage to embrace Safety 365 to drive safety ownership across the site and empower its people to be the eyes, ears and voice of safety.
 
Each of Quattordio’s 12 departments has a Safety 365 support team. Through the end of 2015, the plant conducted 193 weekly meetings to investigate potentially unsafe actions and drive continuous improvement. Additionally, 74 monthly meetings were held by plant operation managers to address employees’ safety concerns and hear their recommendations for areas of improvement. The plant also created observational checklists for hazard recognition.

Safety Day focuses on risk recognition, mitigation 

The seven North American Application Support Centers for our aerospace business held their second annual Safety Day in August 2015. Employees took a few hours from the workday to focus on improving safety in their areas and recognizing and mitigating risks within their jobs. The agenda also included risk-recognition activities for forklift/pedestrian, hand and rack safety.

San Juan del Rio promotes Safety 365

Every morning, a safety supervisor at our automotive coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico, shares the safety tip of the day with contractors, some of whom perform high-risk jobs at the facility. The tip of the day is also printed on tent cards that are placed on every table in the onsite dining room to reach both employees and contractors. In addition, one of the location’s directors shares a safety tip with employees each week.
 
These and other efforts helped the plant achieve four consecutive years without a PPG injury or illness, an accomplishment that earned a PPG CEO Award for EHS Excellence in December 2015. The location also received a 2015 PPG Wellness Award for reducing employee health risks and improving employee health and wellness.
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