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Conscious Culture

Workplace Safety

A basic condition for wellness is a safe workplace. Our occupational health and safety programs are based on global and industrywide standards that help manage the occupational risks employees face.

During FY20, Cisco took steps to transition from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 certifications in Australia and Germany. We create awareness of our safety programs through ongoing training and promotions. For country-specific health and safety policy information, please contact health_safety@external.cisco.com.

An important component of safety is emergency preparedness. 2,383 employees are part of 136 Emergency Response Teams worldwide. Teams are trained to give first aid, help evacuate buildings, and provide other support. Annual Incident Management Drills keep all employees prepared. If a disaster occurs, we inform employees and others through our intranet. Individuals in some countries can also sign up for our Emergency Notification System, where they can indicate whether they are safe or need help. In FY20, we introduced an internal education and awareness campaign for incident reporting.

Health and safety performance (FY16–FY20)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
US OSHA recordable number of incidents*200,000/hours worked 2015: 0.14 2016: 0.11 2017: 0.11 2018: 0.08 2019: 0.08 2020: 0.04
US All Injuries*200,000/hours worked 2015: 0.28 2016: 0.31 2017: 0.28 2018: 0.24 2019: 0.24 2020: 0.16
US Lost Time Days*200,000/hours worked 2015: 2.85 2016: 1.96 2017: 1.34 2018: 0.95 2019: 2.39 2020: 0.07
US Lost Time Incidents*200,000/hours worked 2015: 0.03 2016: 0.04 2017: 0.03 2018: 0.03 2019: 0.04 2020: 0.002
Global All Injuries*200,000/hours worked 2015: 0.41 2016: 0.23 2017: 0.27 2018: 0.23 2019: 0.30 2020: 0.30
US OSHA Recordable Incident Rate - Industry Average for NAICS Code 54151 2015: 0.30 2016: 0.20 2017: 0.02 2018: n/a 2019: n/a 2020: n/a