Our operations have ergonomics programs and strategies to help create a work environment that minimizes team member exposure to musculoskeletal risks and continually explores ways to make production jobs easier. These efforts include developing improvements in equipment, tools, and processes to make jobs less physically demanding. Examples include adjusting the height of work stations, creating more space between workers, developing exercises, coordinating job rotation, and development of new or improved, ergonomically-designed tools to make the work safer and easier. It’s not unusual for us to make changes in workstations, equipment or processes based on the feedback we receive from hourly team members who are part of one of our plant ergonomics committees.
Our approach to ergonomics reduces the risk factors that could cause musculoskeletal disorders, improves the overall quality of the work environment, drives process improvement, and helps our team members focus on quality work.