Our Performance


To maintain a safe workplace, assess and control risks beyond compliance and encourage employee wellness.

Aiming for Target Zero
Leadership engagement and ownership of safety performance is critical to our strong health and safety program, Target Zero. In 2012, we targeted opportunities for improvement with each of our business teams by focusing on the five areas experiencing the most injuries. For each problem area, business teams developed improvement plans supported by improved safety communications to employees.

We also launched pilot programs in ergonomics and hearing protection. To reinvigorate our collective awareness of workplace safety and to prevent recurrence of injuries, managers are required to follow a one-over-one injured employee discussion process, which requires managers one level above an injured employee’s manager to directly contact the injured employee following an incident. This practice ensures leaders are fully engaged in and take ownership of creating a safe work environment for all.

In 2012, we launched the Heroes for Target Zero recognition program to foster employee engagement through competition. This program recognizes sites that continually progress to meet Target Zero objectives. Every six months, we rank our locations by the most improved safety performance. Winners receive Heroes for Target Zero banners to display on-site. We also hold regular events for different locations to share best practices and insights on how to identify risks and opportunities.

Target Zero Results

Our occupational health and safety data follows the injury classifications issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration and covers employees in our direct operations, except for those supporting military activities at forward operating bases (FOBs). While we do not report data on employees at FOBs, we track this closely to ensure visibility into the most dangerous work environments.

Our efforts to keep people safe extend to our subcontractors and visitors to our sites.

Since introducing our injury-free workplace program, Target Zero, in 2004, we have made great strides in reducing recordable and lost time injuries. From 2003 (baseline) to 2012, we experienced a 75 percent decrease in severity (lost days) rates, a 57 percent decrease in day away case rates and a 55 percent decrease in recordable rates. From 2008 to 2011 we documented a slight increase in severity (lost days) rates, but a renewed management focus and employee engagement in 2012 drove a 39 percent decrease from 2011 in the severity (lost days) rate.

Accelerating Employee Health


LEED Lab Promotes Employee Health
Our Space Systems business’ new Material & Thermal Sciences building in Palo Alto, Ca. will house 130 engineers, scientists and staff beginning in mid-2013. Designed to LEED Silver certification standards, the building will provide indoor air quality benefits and a host of environmental and energy savings.

Where We Are Going

We remain committed to building on our strong safety gains in 2012 by aligning our goal setting process with OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). Based on a rolling average of our last three years of performance, we have established the following goals for 2013:

  • Recordable Rate = 1.30
  • Day Away Case Rate = 0.21
  • Severity (Lost Days) Rate = 5.71

To meet these goals we will identify the Top 25 “Most Improved” employee teams and ask them to capture and act on lessons learned for improved safety performance. We will also continue to strongly emphasize one-over-one manager notification and close tracking of all safety incidents.


TARGET ZERO - Workplace Safety


Each rate is calculated per 100 employees, working 40 hours per week for 50 weeks per year.

Hours Worked Without Injuries

The Arkansas Department of Labor recognized Lockheed Martin's Camden Operations for reaching the impressive milestone of three million man hours worked without injuries.

Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

Our Missiles and Fire Control site in Orlando, Florida received several safety awards from the U.S. National Safety Council during 2012, including an Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. Employees have chalked up more than 14 million hours without a single day off due to injury, earning the site a Million Hours Award and a 12-month Perfect Record Award.

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