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Safety Hazard

Managing Safety in Process Manufacturing

Risky Processing Activities in Manufacturing All manufacturing processes come with their own unique sets of hazards.  Major hazards common to most industries include: Slips, trips and falls Machine guarding Powered industrial vehicles Electrical hazards Lock Out – Tag Out of equipment Environmental hazards Manufacturing processes must be evaluated for these hazards as well as pinch...
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Importance of a Safety Incident Investigation Procedure and Care Management Process

An incident occurs, a significant near miss or actual injury, and the response is lacking, or even chaotic. Not knowing who calls for assistance, provides immediate care, or begins the investigation process can be frustrating. At worse, lack of adequate response can worsen the incident. A defined, detailed process will increase response certainty, and properly...
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Associate Safety Training and Education

How to Build a Successful Safety Process

Imagine that you have never sailed a boat. You are asked to sail 500 miles over open seas. Your only training is a four-hour video. Would you be able to complete the journey? Perhaps, but certainly not very likely! Unfortunately, newly hired employees may feel like they have this same experience at your company. At...
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Safety in Manufacturing Requires a Personal Connection

Why does Safety in Manufacturing Require a Personal Connection?

If we go back 30-35 years and look at the way safety was implemented then, we can say it was not only implemented from the top down but also it was very much scripted. In some ways, learning and interaction were not set to take place together. Learning techniques were far from being highly touchable....
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Safety PPE

Activities that Promote Awareness of Safety in Manufacturing Plants

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more Safety in manufacturing plants is more than a set of actions, it is a mindset. Most manufacturers have training and education for safety. However, those activities are often relegated to the classroom or computer screen. At Milliken plants a...
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Giving Effective Feedback as Part of Manufacturing Safety Training

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more We all thrive on feedback that is the basis for excellent communication and continuous improvement. Two-way communication and interaction are the foundations for engaging with associates at all levels. In Milliken we have learned, both internally and with our...
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Metrics and Results

Measuring the Right Safety Metrics in Manufacturing

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more Every manufacturing plant has a long list of measures, or key process indicators (KPI). Particularly from a safety perspective, those measures should encourage the proper behavior. At Milliken, our measures are directed to drive ownership, engagement and empowerment from...
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Create Safety Culture through ‘Sacred’ Time and ‘Sacred’ Space

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more Building an excellent safety process demands the wise use of resources. In any plant, office, hospital, or other facility, Time and Space are finite, limited, and therefore, precious resources.  When we devote time and space to safety, we elevate...
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Designing a Long Term Safety Program for Manufacturing

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more Every manufacturer strives to keep all employees safe. Too often, that responsibility is left to the leadership team, or worse, the safety manager. At Milliken we have learned to build safety ownership into the everyday behaviors, habits, and activities...
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Establishing Safety Leadership In Your Plant: How to Set The Vision for 100% Ownership

Part of Performance Solutions by Milliken’s manufacturing safety tips series – click here to learn more The health and safety of our associates is a deeply held organizational and individual value by Milliken. It was not always like that. Milliken was like many companies in that they were a “top-down” driven company. Initiatives were developed...
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