Source: Bendix announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – The Huntington, Ind., manufacturing complex of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is celebrating two accomplishments – related to plant safety and product quality – during the first half of 2020.
One success was documenting zero recordable injuries across its six facilities. The campus also recorded high marks for product quality, as evidenced by a very low defect rate – 18 out of every million parts shipped. The Huntington workforce was able to deliver these results, even while managing through business and operations impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Huntington team planned to celebrate the milestones with all employees by distributing DQ® Dilly® Bars during lunch breaks at all plant cafeterias on July 15. This small gesture of socially distanced gratitude was intended to acknowledge the accomplishments by the campus’ nearly 450 employees.
Bendix Huntington Celebrates Exemplary Achievements
“Our achievement of zero injuries is a powerful testament to the safety commitment our employees make every day when they come to work,” said Christopher Camp, Huntington plant manager. “This reflects the care and respect we all have for remaining vigilant on the job and paying attention to the details. The same goes for our ability to achieve a standout product quality number. With this performance, the Huntington team has demonstrated that the strong connections we’ve developed with our customers are being carried through into our operationseach and every day. It shows that we’re in tune with our customers’ needs and delivering on their highest expectations.”
Bendix’s Huntington manufacturing campus experienced zero recordable injuries from January through June 2020, meaning there were no injuries that required medical treatment beyond first aid. As such, the campus also experienced zero lost time accidents thus far in 2020, and three of its six facilities have surpassed the one-year mark without any recordable injuries.
The Huntington facility’s Total Recorded Incident Rate (TCIR) is also recorded as zero for the first six months of 2020. TCIR is the statistic that measures overall workplace safety performance and reflects the total number of recordable injuries per 100 workers per year. For 2019, Bendix as a whole achieved a TCIR of 0.64, which is far below the industry average.
Safety processes contributing to these results include both preventive and corrective programs, such as empowering team members to identify and correct risks. For example, every employee has “STOP Work Authority” to halt any activity they believe puts them or a co-worker at risk.
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