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Why a Safety Program in the CPG Industry Is Your Best Chance for Success

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on June 22, 2017 at 12:37 PM

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.

The Importance of Safety Programs for CPG Employees

Every CPG manufacturing or warehouse environment presents its own set of risks. From material handling to spills to equipment operation and maintenance, potential hazards exist everywhere you turn.

These accidents can happen to anyone, even when safety procedures are being followed.  However, those companies who make safety part of their daily culture are the ones who tend to see fewer incidents.

When safety incidents occur on the job, the resulting fallout travels well beyond the employees and facility involved. If an accident results in an injury or major loss of production, it can initiate a domino effect that begins with a delay in shipment of consumer packaged goods.

For example, this delay can cause stores to be out of stock of an item, which can lead consumers to purchase other brands to fill their needs. This one-time purchase can have a negative impact on how a user views a brand if they can’t find the product they need. And that negativity delivers its own set of complications for the store and the creator of the product.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

A company’s protection practices affect everyone, even those who are not directly involved in the participation of maintaining a safe work environment. It’s important to make safety procedures and processes a conscious, everyday occurrence in the CPG industry. There are too many people counting on you for your safety plans to fall short.

Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Manufacturing, Incident Management, Consumer Packaged Goods

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