IET, Inc.
3539 Glendale Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Case Study 7-96339

Safety first and always.

Safety first and always.

The Customer

GM Powertrain, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, designs and manufactures castings, engines and transmissions.

"Thank you for all your dedicated service, enthusiasm and contributions you have professionally made to advance GMPT to world class benchmark. This did not go unnoticed."

- General Motors, Divisional Sector Manager

The Challenge

Improving workplace safety requires a sustained effort and commitment from management. The customer needed someone who could earn and maintain the trust of operators, supervisors and union leadership through open and impartial investigations of all incidents, as well as advance the company’s workplace safety goals.

The Solution

IET’s Safety Investigator worked on many fronts. He investigated injury incidents, documented the findings, conducted 5-way analyses and then worked with supervisors to correct and prevent the safety concerns. Using a records database, he was able to track similar injuries across the plant for trends that could signal the effectiveness of preventive countermeasures. During routine walk-throughs, IET’s Safety Investigator continually watched for unsafe practices in areas such as lockout/tagout, fall safety, machine guarding and powered industrial vehicle operation to emphasize adherence to safe operating practices. He conducted formal safety audits, safe equipment design reviews, driver’s license testing, supervisor incident report training, and monthly plant safety reports. The cumulative result of these efforts was a decrease in the number of recordable incidents every month since the project began.

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