“We have to start with safety. It’s how we earn the trust of our people. It allows us to ask them to participate in other improvement activities.” ~ Japanese Manufacturing Manager The above statement was an eye-opener for Milliken Vice President Craig Long. Here’s how he explains the encounter at Industry Week, “I led several
“An Employee Maintenance Center is like a tune up center for your body. It a cross between a health club and a medical center.” ~ Trent Shuford – CEO InjuryFree It’s not only companies like Sprint, Toyota, U.S. Steel and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. that can afford on-site clinical wellness services. Companies like these
Ergonomics Offers a Lot More Benefits than Just Injury Prevention Every lost-time workplace injury costs a company an average of $38,000 in direct costs. To recover these costs, a company earning 5% net profit would need to generate an extra $750,000 in sales revenue. If we conservatively include the indirect costs at a 1 to
Safety is about more than compliance to these U.S. Companies The move was part of its Worthington Industries’ Safe Works program, which began as a safety initiative in 2001 and became the company’s official safety management program in June 2006. Since the initial launch six years ago, Worthington Industries has reduced workers’ compensation claims by
Workplace Injuries and Illness in Steady Decline Says BLS Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, reported on the 2013 survey results, “Today we learned that, in 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. In this extraordinarily high number,
OSHA Putting Hospitalized Workplace Injuries Online for All to See Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will be required to report workplace injuries requiring hospitalization to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 24 hours. Workplace fatalities still need to be reported within 8 hours. OSHA believes that thousands of injuries go unreported each year.