Health and Safety of Our Employees

A safe and healthy workplace is key to protect workers from injury and illness. It can also reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase productivity, and boost employee morale. At Mattel, we invest in ongoing training and facility improvements to ensure employee health and safety in the workplace.

Continuous Improvement in Health and Safety

To provide a safe and healthy workplace in our owned and/or operated manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, we:

  • Annually update and implement site safety improvement plans.
  • Track near-miss reporting.
  • Conduct leadership safety walks across all sites.
  • Convene all site line leaders and EHS leaders at Mattel’s annual safety summit, and host monthly EHS leadership roundtable meetings for site leaders.
  • Equip two employees at each manufacturing facility with a Certified Machine Safety Expert certification.
  • Conduct intermediate and advanced machine and equipment training through third-party safety experts for extended technical and EHS employees.
  • Require a four-year training curriculum for associate managers and above based on UL courses. Provide annual refresher training on 10 core lifesaving topics.
  • Provide annual refresher training on 10 core lifesaving topics.
  • Offer employee health programs, including mental health and employee assistance initiatives.
  • Enforced comprehensive health and safety procedures and training for protection from COVID-19 and other airborne contaminants.

Measuring Worker Health and Safety

Mattel-owned and/or -operated manufacturing facilities and distribution centers track and report total injuries and illness, which includes lost-time incidents. We use total recordable incident rate (TRIR), a measure used by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to gauge a company's safety performance, rather than lost time only, to provide a more transparent and complete view of our safety performance.