Earlier this year, a major consumer products manufacturer experienced some backlash after its televisions were found to contain illegal chemicals within its structural components.
Tesla is proud to announce that it has made an effort to make its factories safer for all of its employees. The company’s total recordable incident rate (TRIR) has dropped by 25% since 2016. Tesla is now in line with industry average rates.
When it comes to sustainability, you need to give employees control. Your employees need to see a strong correlation between effort and outcome regarding safety; leading indicators provide this.
Management expert Peter Drucker believed that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” That is, if you don’t have a solid system in place for documenting specific metrics, you lack the ability to properly manage them.
From food production to distribution, employee health and safety should always remain a top priority. Your concern for their well-being at work can directly affect their own regard for the consumers who buy the products they make. No matter what your health and safety program includes, make sure you don’t neglect these three critical components.
As technology improves, and conveniences like automation become increasingly in demand, machines are no doubt leading the way to our future in industry. But the human element is still very much alive in the machine-dominant landscape, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to maintain safety to ensure the jobs of both man and machine can be accomplished without incident.
As a manufacturer or shipping partner of consumer packaged goods, your end users expect a lot from you: they anticipate finding the item they need on the shelf when they need it, in usable condition, at a price they expect. But their expectations may hinge on the success of your company safety program.
Your employees provide the backbone of your company, and keeping them healthy and safe on the job is a top priority, especially in a work environment like manufacturing plants and factories. But safety isn’t something that comes naturally to a company; rather, it’s something that must be practiced and refined daily.