Johnson & Johnson (#303)
July 23, 2003
September 30, 2006
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, (202) 693-2213
The OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP) will serve as a roadmap to help achieve OSHA's and Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) common goal - the enhancement of occupational safety and health for J&J and America's workers. The major focus of the OSP is the reduction in incidence and severity of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). The effort is consistent with J&J's corporate goal to affect injury- and illness-free workplaces.
- Identify and communicate an effective process (guide) to develop and implement successful ergonomics programs and guidelines
- Identify at least three J&J ergonomic best practices and related training materials in each of the following three J&J divisions: pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer goods
- Reduce the incidence and severity of MSDs at J&J participating company facilities
- Share J&J best practices in ergonomics with other J&J facilities, like industries and the public
- Establish a cooperative effort to develop policies, practices, and processes designed to reduce the incidence and severity of MSDs that are associated with the performance of work tasks posing ergonomic risk factors
- Identify best practices for the development and implementation of successful ergonomics programs and guidelines
- Communicate best practices among all J&J facilities, employers and workers in related industries, and with the public, as appropriate
- Participating J&J sites continued to have extremely low ergonomic injury and illness rates as well as continuing low total injury and illness rates over the span of the partnership
- The number of Ergonomic cases resulting in days away, restricted and or transferred cases (DART) resulted in a rate of .01
- By 2004, over 60% of all participating J&J sites had a DART incidence rate of 0.0.