Health & Safety

Automotive Industry Emphasizes Its Commitment to Safety

In today’s rapidly changing global automotive industry, technical proficiency and leadership are essential elements of health and safety. As vehicle components increasingly become electric, electronic, and automated; the level of manufacturing automation continues to increase; and artificial intelligence becomes more mainstream in manufacturing and logistics environments, suppliers of all sizes need to proactively identify OHSE hazards and reduce associated risks.

The OHSE risks currently addressed by the traditional elements of life safety (e.g., energy control, working at heights, confined space entry) and occupational health (e.g., ergonomic risks, inhalation exposures) must continue to evolve – specifically to address the OHSE risks associated with the increasing numbers and sophistication of stored energy and a growing range of emerging manufacturing, logistics and component technologies.

Presently, AIAG is collaborating with occupational health, safety and environmental (OHSE) professionals from automotive OEMs and suppliers to create programs and trainings that will assist suppliers of all sizes throughout the global supply chain. Newly forming teams at AIAG will focus on manufacturing OHSE and OHSE leadership and culture to improve the OHSE for their respective employees, and subsequently family members and retirees.

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An updated version of the Optimum Shipping & Receiving Systems Handbook (M-6) is here! This guidance document provides best practices and requirements to support practitioners in designing and implementing an Optimum Shipping and Receiving System (OS/RS) to improve the safety and efficiency of delivering parts from suppliers to automotive plants.

This guideline addresses plant facility layouts, visual displays, and mental attitudes.

Describes what Heath Safety Excellence leadership looks like and to specify a set of principles and actions that executives, managers and supervisors can take to become better HSE leaders.

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Over the next two years, the automotive industry will face a record number of product launches – an exciting prospect as we continue to create, innovate and refine our processes and products.

With this excitement however, comes a degree of caution. In our eagerness to bring new products to market, it is vital that we continue to take all necessary measures to ensure our employees’ well-being.

As an industry, we remain committed to the health and safety of our workforce throughout the entire supply chain. This shared dedication is precisely why we come together at AIAG – to develop and implement solutions to common industry pain points. To identify and reduce health and safety (H&S) hazards and lower H&S risks, members have an opportunity to contribute materials and adapt others’ contributions for their internal use. This page will grow and evolve as the AIAG H&S Work Group continues to define common risks and projects that can help improve the automotive industry’s H&S performance.

By working collaboratively to disseminate health and safety resources and best practices to be applied to companies both large and small, we unequivocally support industry efforts to address health and safety concerns.

We encourage you to join us in this endeavor, and review current processes for enhancements to ensure the safety of all workers.

Specialty Products Corporation (SPC) is 1 of 31 businesses in Colorado that participate in the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) Safety and Health Achievement Program (SHARP). SHARP recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program services and operate exemplary safety and health programs. Acceptance of your worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles you out among your business peers as a model for worksite safety and health.

The program offers free consulting regarding OSHA safety requirements and an audit when you believe you have met the requirements. When you achieve certification, you qualify for discounts on your workman’s comp insurance, liability insurance, and you are never surprised by OSHA visits.

Learn more about SPC’s experience with the SHARP Program through the video below and on the OSHA website.

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