Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


MAG Fond du Lac plant receives Wisconsin corporate safety award

MAG is one of 14 winners of 2011 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award from Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
April 10, 2012

MAG’s Fond du Lac plant has received a 2011 Wisconsin Corporate Safety award from the Wisconsin Safety Council and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The plant was one of 85 finalists selected from 166 companies that submitted applications.

“As a large machine tool builder and machining facility employing 300, our management team recognized years ago that safety must be a daily priority for every person who walks in our doors,” said MAG Safety Director Americas Joe Pausha. “As a result, we have built an extensive range of programs aimed at employees and contractors from day one–even our off-site employees–that has made our plant a model in its industry and enabled us to enjoy a full year without a recordable injury.”

The innovative approaches to safety at MAG include:
•    Ergonomic engineering and planning for plant equipment and material handling.
•    Employee performance reviews that stress safety.
•    Constant solicitation of employees for ways to improve safety.
•    54 hours first responder training with Moraine Park, a local technical college.
•    Hiring a cleaning service for all shifts to clean plant floors, machines and employee work areas.

“To achieve the safety record we have, you must ‘sweat the small stuff’ and that starts with plant-floor cleanliness,” said Pausha. “As an indicator of our success in this one area, other large manufacturers have toured our facility to benchmark our housekeeping standards. Our management team and employees all have key roles in achieving this high level of success.”

The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. Established in 1923, it is an educational division of WMC, the state manufacturers’ association, and is the state chapter of the National Safety Council.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The CMMS allows on-site maintenance teams to more effectively manage maintenance activities while increasing uptime and operating performance of automated materials handling systems and other infrastructure systems at the user’s site.

IBM and Ohio State have formed a unique partnership to train students on supply chain management software. It's a model that other businesses and universities should emulate.

Located in the city of Jundiai, in the state of São Paulo, the plant has been configured for the assembly of selected automatic data capture product lines.

Gor the first half of 2014, NRF said that retail sales were up just 2.9 percent compared to the first six months of 2013, with sales through the end of the year expected to be up 3.9 percent annually.

Quarterly Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) indicates growth on horizon for industry.

Article Topics

News · Safety · MAG · Wisconsin Safety Council · All topics

About the Author

Bob Heaney is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of distinguished leadership experience in research, analysis, and advisory roles in Supply Chain Engineering. Heaney’s coverage area within Aberdeen includes various elements of Supply Chain Execution (Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Distributed Order Management and Supply Chain Visibility). Contact Bob Heaney


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA