TenSquared is a program that helps teams of workers and managers find innovative solutions to health and safety challenges in the workplace. The program encourages participating teams to move past existing power dynamics, and helps them translate their shared interests into bold action in a mere 100 days.

TenSquared was designed to respond to distressing statistics collected from workplaces around the world. Every 15 seconds, a worker dies as a result of a work-related accident, and 153 others are injured while performing their professional duties (ILO). The lack of proper occupational health and safety practices has a vast human and economic impact.

Created by SAI and the Rapid Results Institute in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, TenSquared has generated extraordinary results in Brazil, China and Turkey. It continues to lead the way in innovative capacity building on social compliance around the world. The following are just a few of the outcomes TenSquared has helped companies achieve:

  • A Brazilian company changed its assembly line processes to help prevent worker injuries. The effort not only improved employees’ safety at work, but it saved the company USD120,000 per year.
  • A team of workers and managers in China was able to reduce their factory’s evacuation time from over 10 the under 3 minutes.
  • A Turkish team successfully reduced the occurrence of limb trauma accidents by 50 percent. The key was improved risk assessments and increased worker engagement.


For more information, visit the TenSquared website or contact Senior Program Manager Stephanie Wilson at SWilson@sa-intl.org.