For one company, 6.7 million hours is enough time to set a new benchmark for safety. Between May 2008 and February 2010, the US Combat Systems facility in Santa Clara, CA, a division of BAE Systems, logged more than 6.7 million hours of labor without a lost workday injury. Bill Burchard, safety, health and environment manager for the Santa Clara facility, said that the employees most at risk by working with machinery equipment and hazardous materials are the first line of defense when it comes to preventing accidents and work stoppages. Safety training provides floor workers with a mode of hazard identification risk assessment, a method of identifying hazards and evaluating the risks in defined controls -- processes that allow them to do that job safely. Burchard said the safety milestone has created a contagious culture of celebrating success. Incentive programs are in place at all levels to recognize what many workers ire doing to carry out continuous improvement in safety.