Keeping Our Teams Safe

The health, safety and well-being of our employees is paramount. We are dedicated to providing safe working environments whether in a lab or for one of our fleet drivers delivering test specimens.

To help enhance our safety program, we consolidated the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) function function and established consistent and common safety policies, procedures and areas of focus across our operations. We have employee assistance programs around the globe to assist employees and their families in the event of natural disasters or other adverse events that may affect their safety, security or well-being. These efforts are coordinated with our crisis management efforts as appropriate.

2021 Safety Highlights:

  • Held the work-related injury rate per 100 employees flat at 1.6
  • Reduced work-related lost time injury rate per 100 employees by 40% from 0.5 to 0.3 versus 2020
  • Implemented a common Corporate EHS Audit process, allowing Labcorp to assess locations against common expectations and performance criteria, including established virtual process to address COVID-19 concerns
  • Provided 60,000 hours of safety training

2021 Safety Data:

Safety Performance
Recordable Injury/Illness Rate (TRIR)
% Change
Serious Injury/Illness Rate (DART)
% Change

Total recordable incident rate (TRIR) //// Days away, restricted, or transferred (DART) rate

While COVID-19 challenged the organization, we were able to minimize the impact that COVID-19 had on our staff and operations through careful planning and consistent global implementation of precautionary measures. These measures included additional cleaning and sanitization, social distancing, the use of protective equipment such as facemasks, face shields and respirators, increased work from home, and video and communication technology.