Team, we have had a very busy summer and as we move into October there are a few things I would like you to focus on while you’re out on the production floor;

1. Safety 

Awareness of your surroundings – be aware that we still share our walking paths with our fork trucks and until we’re able to completely segregate our pedestrians from our fork trucks, getting struck will be a potential hazard for us. Please be aware of the fork truck traffic in your areas at all times. Fork truck operators, please be aware of the pedestrians crossing your paths. Pedestrians have the right of way.                                                                                                                                

PPE – includes, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety boots, high vis (cap or vest), bump caps when having to enter a machine and cut gloves unless otherwise directed not to wear them. I see us focused on the first four. However, we need more focus on wearing our bump caps and cut gloves more consistently. This is for your own safety. Remember to remind our new employees.  

2. Scrap recording and entry into IQMS                                                                

I’m seeing us getting more consistent at entering this information machine to machine. Please continue to stay focused on entering scrap accurately at your machine center in real time not at the end of your shift. Our business uses this information to make critical operational decisions and more accurate data helps us to make the right decisions.

3. Work Instructions                                                                                                  

We are seeing our products escaping to our customers with defects that could have been prevented if we had followed the work instructions. It is critical that you take the time to review and fully understand the work instructions for the program you are operating. If you require more time to review, please bring to the attention of your supervisor immediately for assistance.

Thank you for all you do,  Ben