Target Zero Initiative

From 2003 through 2012, we experienced a 75% decrease in severity (lost days) rates, a 57% decrease in day away case rates and a 55% decrease in recordable rates.

Our Target Zero program eliminates injuries and improves the overall culture of safety at all Lockheed Martin sites. Through Target Zero, it’s about personal responsibility, management accountability and safety integration throughout the entire business lifecycle.



Safety Moments

“Safety Moments” are a collection of videos from Lockheed Martin employees sharing their stories of workplace injuries or near-misses. These candid commentaries advocate for the Target Zero program, reinforcing ways to promote safety and practice restraint on the plant floor and in the office. 

Some of the messages shared in the videos include the following:

“If I was going to tell someone why they should wear hearing protection, there are a lot of different reasons.  But, the most important one is communication.  You have to be able to communicate with people.  And, if you lose your hearing, you can't communicate 100% with another person.  And, that's what life is all about.” 

- Chuck Wilshire, Fort Worth, TX


“If everybody pays attention to little things, it’s the right thing to do.  And plus, if you get into the habit at work, you're gonna get in the habit at home, so you've got an added benefit in there.  Lockheed Martin is training you to have a safe home for your family.” 

- Kat Pettycrew, Mount Laurel, NJ


“Focus on the job is essential.  Loss of focus may cause injuries and that’s what we want to prevent in the industry.  The ripple effect of that, as well, is the cost; the cost delays in the program.” 

- Marty Silva, San Jose, CA



25-Foot Safety Control Zone

Launched in October 2010, the 25-Foot Safety Control Zone program requires employees to take control of the risks and conditions within a 25-foot radius around them.

Managers make personal contact with seriously injured employees within 48 hours of notification to discuss the event(s) that led to the injury and brainstorm corrective and preventive actions.

Since the program’s launch, 90% of all serious injuries resulted in one-on-one manager discussions.