SC Johnson of Bay City Receives MIOSHA Ergonomic Innovation AwardContact: Maura Campbell 517-373-9280Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
"SC Johnson is one of
"We're pleased to receive this award for the SC Johnson Bay City site," said Joe Liefbroer, SC Johnson Bay City Site Manager. "We recognize that every great innovation, every marketplace success and every effort to create value depends on the people who work here. This is why protecting the health, safety and well-being of our employees is a top priority for us, and we are continually committed to providing them with a great place to work."
The Ergonomic Innovation Award is issued to employers for creative and effective ideas that have been implemented to reduce worker strain. Ergonomic improvements help employees work safely without needing to over-lift, over-reach, sit or stand too long, or use awkward postures.
"Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most prevalent and one of the most expensive occupational health concerns in the nation," said Yoder. "Companies like SC Johnson are on the cutting edge of implementing safety and health management systems that effectively address ergonomic hazards in the workplace."
SC Johnson operates five plants and one research facility in
An Ergonomics Program was established at SC Johnson -
An Ergonomics Committee was formed in 2003 to help address ergonomic concerns, and to educate and raise awareness to prevent accidents from occurring. They have been instrumental in providing training on ergonomic issues. Ergonomic improvements that have been implemented in a specific plant may be applicable in other
Some of the ergonomic improvements include:
- Emphasis and education on the "right tool for the job,"
- Sit/Stand chairs,
- Platforms to make access easier,
- Relocation of controls,
- Ergonomic analysis prior to installation of new equipment,
- Lift equipment (carts, tables, hoists), and
- Stretching and exercise programs.
SC Johnson (www.scjohnson.com) is a family-owned and -managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the