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Schiller Grounds Care Achieves Safety Milestone
Johnson Creek, WI Facility Reaches Four Million Man-Hours without Time Loss Injury, Receives Liberty Mutual Silver Award
By: Linda Beattie of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment, and I am proud of everyone on the team, as it truly is a team effort”, states Pat Cappucci, President and COO of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. “There is no way that we could have accomplished this without every single person chipping in to make safety a priority in the workplace. Even more significant, this award is evidence that our team takes personal pride in operating in a safe, clean and organized environment. This is ultimately reflected in the quality of the products produced, which are among the best products produced globally in our industry", concluded Cappucci.
Schiller supports a safety-first workplace environment. Compliance to the safety management system is the minimal requirement. Through the implementation of sound industry practices and the inclusion of pertinent elements of industry supporting programs such as; Lean Manufacturing, ISO, 5S and others throughout the years, Schiller has created a proactive safety environment where employees are encouraged to, and do participate in being safety conscious.
Key elements of Schiller’s safety program are (1) Near Miss, where employees identify leading indicators by documenting incident potential in the workplace, (2) Production lines are ergonomic by design with jigs, hoists, and lift tables utilized to eliminate potential injuries, (3) Daily ergonomic exercise program for all employees and (4) Schiller’s rigorous Safety Audit Program requires management and employees to work together to find solutions and create guidelines instrumental in creating and maintaining a safe workplace environment.
Facility functionality is important in creating a safe manufacturing work environment. However, it’s managements commitment combined with employee passion for a safe work environment that have made Schiller’s Johnson Creek, Wisconsin facility lost time injury free for four million man-hours and counting.
To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its family of brands, visit www.schillergc.com.
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Schiller Grounds Care creates and sells some of the most trusted brands in the green industry; BOB-CAT, Bunton, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner - brands that have been serving landscape professionals and Do-It-Yourselfers for over a century.
Schiller Grounds Care is based out of Southampton, PA and operates two additional manufacturing facilities in Johnson Creek, WI and Norfolk, NE. To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit www.schillergc.com.