Danger on the shopfloor

Raleigh, Patrick
September 2010
Process Engineering;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p62
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance for manufacturing companies to ensure the safety of their maintenance operations in Europe. It highlights the result of the survey conducted by asset-management firm MCP Management Consultants, which reveals that 20 percent of workplace accidents are associated to maintenance activities due to poorly executed operations. It suggests the need for companies to understand maintenance performance and to provide its staff with related training.


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