Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019
Is it possible to reverse a decades-long trend of poor safety performance in a unionized manufacturing plant? In an environment where for years, management and workers have been at loggerheads with each other, is it possible in only 24 months to, not only fuel collaboration between both groups, but also alignment in the execution of the plant's health and safety strategy? Is it possible to transform workers who have been branded for years by management as whiners, clock punchers, incorrigible or worse into health and safety evangelists? Conventional tools (safety committee, periodic inspection, hazards identification, near miss/ accident investigation etc.) are of limited effectiveness when used to make a dramatic turnaround of a manufacturing plant. Through the use of nonconventional approaches, techniques, tactics and routines, one unionized manufacturing plant whose safety performance nearly landed it on OSHA's severe violators list was spectacularly transformed into a bastion of safety and ultimately a profit machine.
Jean Ndana, Michigan Seamless Tube (MST)