Monday, November 21, 2005

ASC: Safety at Frito-Lay Inc.: More Addictive than Potato Chips

Taking safety to the next level at Frito-Lay ...

"A corporate philosophy of prevention, rather than post-accident intervention, manifests itself in the company's focus on ergonomics and driver safety.

Frito-Lay Inc., based in Plano, Texas, began its safety journey 10 to 12 years ago. In 1996, Jim Rich, the senior vice president of operations, initiated a productivity process called "Starfleet." The goal of the process was to drive productivity, reduce costs, share best practices and create a more competitive organization.

"Part of the goal of improving operations was to improve the quality of work life for our associates and that means safety," says Tom Jacob, director of operations safety for the company. "Our major concern was that we do the right thing."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Frito-Lay. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics


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