The EksoVest is designed to reduce worker fatigue and injuries due to overhead assembly tasks. “Built tough”: That’s the slogan used in ads for Ford trucks, which are shown hauling massive loads, towing equipment, and roaring across rugged terrain. But the workers who assemble those trucks in Ford’s manufacturing plants are subject to human frailties. … Continue reading “Ford Assembly Line Workers Try Out Exoskeleton Vest To Ergonomically Enhance Work” #Exoskeleton #Ergonomics
If deployed correctly, an OSHA exception for Alternative Protective Measures can free your machines from the lockout/tagout productivity killer. Author(s): Travis Hessman - November 13, 2015 Safety doesn't have to come at the expense of productivity." If one were to boil down the Safety Technology track at EHS Today's Safety Leadership Conference into one sentence, … Continue reading “Say Goodbye To LOTO: Bring Productivity Back To Safety”
5S is a basic, fundamental, systematic approach for productivity, quality and safety improvement in all types of business. The Five S program focuses on having visual order, organization, cleanliness and standardization. The results you can expect from a Five S program are: improved profitability, efficiency, service and safety. In this case there is a sixth … Continue reading “The 6S System” – Infographic
April 5, 2014 John Dyer, President, JD&A -- Process Innovation Company Forget the fancy slogans. Provide employees with the tools, materials and support they need to get to the root cause of problems and permanently improve the process. A vast majority of the employees want to do a good job, want to feel proud of … Continue reading “What Drives Wedges Between Management and Workers?”
Why 5S? Because it's a system many companies simply can't afford not to execute in their production process. The bottom line benefits are a given, but the improved well being of the company and employees is what makes 5S so valuable to your organization. The system was designed by Toyota in order to achieve greater … Continue reading Free Lean 5S Guide for An Improved Business/Workplace
"Lean Safety" - A Look at How Lean & Safety Work Together Your long-awaited vacation is finally here! You pack up the car, chart the most direct route from point A (home) to point B (hot vacation spot), bring snacks to avoid unnecessary travel breaks and set off for a week of fun. Obviously, you … Continue reading Lean Safety: Keeping It Lean & Safe!