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Webinar 10/11/17: Building Safety Programs That Last: The 9 Keys for Success

In partnership with EHS Today, we hosted a complimentary, 1-hour, webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This webinar discussed how developing world-class safety in organizations is a complex approach. When no one is committed to owning the process or the safety operations strategy is developed only at the corporate level, it can result in employee disconnect...
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Milliken & Company Named One of America’s Safest Companies for 2017

Underscoring our firm commitment to safety, we are pleased to be included on the 2017 America’s Safest Companies List presented by EHS Today magazine. As a three-time honoree, we were one of 13 companies recognized for providing a safe working environment for thousands of employees. In addition, Milliken became the first-ever company named to the America’s Safest Companies Hall...
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Flipping The Script on Safety

Safety is the fundamental building block to creating a high performing sustainable manufacturing operating system. I’ve worked for Milliken & Company for 31 years in various roles throughout the company. I’ve held plant leadership roles in several different manufacturing plants, as well as, business leadership roles in different businesses units within the company. Therefore, I’ve...
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Safety Series Part 3: The Wrap Up

As we round out National Safety Month and the final part of our safety series, we’ll review the remaining 4 immutable keys of a successful and sustainable safety process. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Time & Money Time is money, but time spent focused on safety prior to incidents and injuries...
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Safety Series Part 2: Keys 1-5

In our previous post, we outlined the nine unchanging components of a successful safety system. If your company focuses on these timeless “keys”, as we call them at Milliken, your safety program will be successful for the long term. They aren’t Band-Aids or quick fixes, though, and will require everyone – from production floor to...
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Safety Series Part 1: Building a Foundation

It’s common that we see organizations drive safety from the top down. The initiatives tend to be broad and vague. Because of this, owning the safety initiative is treated like a chore, and not a value-add role resulting in a lack of interest and a disconnect in how each plant carries out each piece. When...
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How West Georgia Health Systems Transformed Their Safety Procedures

West Georgia Health System (WGHS) in LaGrange, Ga. is one of the largest employers in its south west Georgia community. The health system, which includes a 276 bed hospital, a hospice, two nursing homes and a dialysis clinic, employs nearly 1,400 people and has a 75-year history of serving residents in nine surrounding Georgia counties...
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How a Successful Safety Process Impacts your Business

Milliken & Company has a long-held belief that safety is a fundamental building block in creating a high-performing, sustainable manufacturing operating system. I’ve worked for Milliken for 31 years in various roles throughout the company. I’ve held plant leadership roles in several different manufacturing plants, as well as leadership roles in different businesses units within...
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Power to the People

Manufacturers around the world are faced with increasingly complex paths for driving performance in their operations. Lean and six-sigma have had considerable popularity among manufacturers for decades and the newest paths revolve around extreme automation, additive manufacturing, and the Internet of Things. All of these paths have serious potential and some are foregone conclusions but...
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“Safety Culture Change Advice” by EHS Today

In 2010, Performance Solutions by Milliken partnered with Smiths Medical for a complete safety overhaul, including employing an employee-led safety performance system that radically changed the company’s views on safety. As a result, Smiths Medical was named one of America’s Safest Companies in 2015. Read how Performance Solutions by Milliken helped create a culture of...
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