Our Approach to Safety

At Rogers, we actively promote a culture where our highest priority is to “Live Safely.” All of our employees, regardless of role, take part in safety initiatives in order to eliminate workplace injuries and a portion of everyone’s bonus is tied to participation levels. In 2020, 100% of global employees participated in safety initiatives to ensure the personal safety of our workforce. We believe that this level of employee involvement lowers injury rates and fosters employee accountability and a safer workplace.

EH&S Guiding Principles

The following set of principles guides all our efforts to protect and improve employee health and safety and preserve our environment. We aim to:

  • Meet or exceed applicable environmental, health and safety (EH&S) requirements and verify performance through periodic audits.
  • Utilize our own EH&S standards that provide safeguards for the community, the workplace and the environment while also providing flexibility to meet the needs of our business.
  • Promote a healthy and safe workplace, free of occupational injuries and illness. We do this by emphasizing individual responsibility for safety by all employees, with support at all levels of management.
  • Communicate EH&S policies, programs and issues to Rogers employees and stakeholders.
  • Install, manage and operate our manufacturing processes to maximize workplace safety, conserve natural resources and protect the environment.
  • Develop products that utilize raw materials and processes that minimize pollution throughout the product life cycle, from design and manufacture to customer use and end-of-life disposal.
  • Ensure all employees are aware of their critical roles and responsibilities in fulfilling the objectives of Rogers’ Environmental,Health and Safety Policy.
  • Motivate all employees to become personally engaged in health and safety activities.

Rogers’ Global Safety Management System

Global Safety Management System

Rogers’ world-class Safety Management System (SMS) demonstrates our commitment to workplace safety.

Our facilities around the world follow Rogers’ SMS, modeled on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program. As we continue to expand our manufacturing operations into new global markets, we remain committed to holding all our international operations to the same high standards. Our strategic safety plan aims to:

  • Implement our SMS at all manufacturing sites.
  • Embrace a robust workplace monitoring program at all Rogers manufacturing operations globally.
  • Perform regular EH&S audits at all manufacturing operations globally.
  • Review all incoming raw materials used in manufacturing operations for environmental compliance, industrial hygiene monitoring, workplace safety and sustainability.
  • Manage all of Rogers’ international operations to ensure uniform applicability of all EH&S policies and procedures.
  • Promote corporate social responsibility.

OSHA Recordable Injuries and Lost Time for Rogers Corporation
(as of January 2021)

Year # OSHA Injuries OSHA rate # Lost Time Injuries Lost Time Rate
2019 46 1.3 16 0.4
2020 42 1.3 17 0.5

Industrial Hygiene

Our Approach to Safety - Machine

Rogers has developed and implemented a standardized, systematic process to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control workplace exposures to occupational hazards such as chemical, biological and physical agents and to manage data related to employee exposures to these hazards. The goal of this program is to ensure the health of all Rogers employees by conducting annual wall-to-wall surveys at every manufacturing facility as well as assessments of new and modified processes and equipment and to provide guidance for corrective actions when appropriate. This program and its associated programs are managed by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).

Highlight: Product Standards and Certifications

At Rogers, we take pride in our commitment to quality. We seek to manufacture products in a safe environment with robust management systems certified to industry standards. Our products are designed to comply with a wide range of quality and environmental standards including:

  • ISO 9001 (Quality)
  • ISO 14001 (Environment)
  • ISO 50001 (Energy Management)
  • AS 9100 (Aerospace)
  • IATF 16949 (Automotive)
  • IRIS Certification (ISO/TS 22163) (Rail)

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