Safety is the fundamental building block to creating a high performing, sustainable manufacturing operating system. When people aren’t worried about getting hurt, they’re free to think about other parts of their jobs. They can think about improving quality, or how to improve machine performance. In many instances, if we eliminate minor machine stops and breakdowns, we improve safety — which also improves efficiency.
Safety can and should be used as a strategic lever and at Milliken we believe the safety of the workforce should be the first concern for any CEO. Companies that aspire to be World-Class must have safety as a core value. Safety and health are personal to every human being and can have a profound impact on their motivation and morale. Our employee-centric approach to improving safety is designed to build a sustainable, organic, internal capability.
The existence of a connection between safety and quality leads to measurable productivity improvements and a direct impact on your bottom line. It also leads to improved morale and increased productivity.
The Milliken Safety Way serves as more than an advisory consultation and our methods go beyond the advice of safety consultants. We offer tried-and-true expertise and services from our Practitioners—seasoned professionals who have a firsthand understanding of the process and product of Milliken’s safety philosophy.
As one of the safest companies in North America, Milliken believes a zero-accident rate is possible and that improving safety in manufacturing is worth the effort. We’ve spent decades perfecting our proven and transferable best practices that comprise the Milliken Safety Way, and we want to share our methodology with organizations serious about change. If you’re dissatisfied with status quo, Performance Solutions by Milliken has the safety training, consulting, and education services you need to accomplish your safety goals and revolutionize your business.
“We’ve made safety part of a daily management system that provides common language, common processes and common goals within a plant and within any and all plants in the company.”
A World Class safety program cannot rest on the shoulders of only the safety professionals in the environment. The Milliken Safety Way engages all associates at every level of the organization to own their own safety by participating in the improvement of their environment. This supports the development of many subject matter experts who own and are responsible for the varied aspects of a safety program that yields zero accidents. Milliken’s Safety Consulting Services provide support to organizations as these aspects are developed: