Principle Business Enterprise Achieves Security Milestone — HME Business

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Lead company achieves major safety milestone

The incontinence product maker maintains operations for more than 2 million consecutive hours and more than three years worked without an OSHA lost time injury.

Incontinence product maker Principle Business Enterprises Inc. (PBE) has achieved over three years and over 2 million consecutive hours worked without an OSHA lost time injury as of February 28, 2022.

“Our goal remains zero injuries every day,” said PBE safety supervisor David Kisor. “We are continually raising the bar on safety standards across the organization to ensure our associates return home safely to their loved ones.”

PBE attributes this safety milestone to innovations in three priority areas that have fostered a culture of safety and reduced incident rates.

  • On-site safety committees have changed their approach to injury solutions by applying learnings and best practices across the organization.
  • A monthly safety audit program with a multidisciplinary team of safety, maintenance, facility and production associate professionals works with manufacturing lines to identify and eliminate unsafe conditions and actions.
  • Safety Improvement Cards (SIC) allow associates to report potential safety hazards or safety improvement opportunities in their work areas. Since the launch of the program in September 2019, the PBE security team has logged 1,148 SIC entries, resulting in the implementation of nearly 900 new protocols or corrective actions to date.

The company has also improved safety training for new hires; partnered with the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio to provide an intensive 20-hour training certification for production supervisors under the SAF Frontline program; and developed a rigorous COVID-19 risk aversion program that involved expanding its facilities team and supplier partnerships to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

“We continue to meet our safety targets despite the COVID-19 pandemic, labor and raw material shortages,” said Andrew Stocking, CEO and President of PBE. “I am proud of our associates and partners for their resilience and commitment to making PBE a safe place to work.”

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