North America program promotes increased employee health & safety
AURORA, ON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. announced it
has received the Ergonomic Innovation Award today from the Michigan
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). The award was
presented at the Magna Mirrors facility in Newaygo, Michigan, which
played an instrumental role as the lead inspection site for MIOSHA's
award review and assessment period.
Magna received the award for implementing a continuous-improvement
ergonomics program across all of its North American facilities,
including 14 Magna manufacturing facilities within the state of
Michigan. The ergonomic improvements help employees work safely without
exposure to awkward postures, excessive forces and harmful repetitive
"It is a pleasure today to recognize Magna for your outstanding
corporate commitment to protect your workers," said MIOSHA Director
Doug Kalinowski, who presented the award to Magna leadership. "Magna is
to be commended for their efforts to create a safe and healthy work
environment at their Michigan facilities to reduce ergonomic hazards,
protect workers and increase productivity."
Magna has long demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a safe and
healthy work environment. It introduced its systematic Ergonomics
Program across all North American facilities in 2007. The program
includes five measureable categories: 1) support infrastructure, 2)
analysis and prioritization, 3) implementation and risk reduction, 4)
proactive ergonomics, and 5) metrics and communication. Each category
has five to six criteria elements that outline the specific
requirements of each plant, which includes an ergonomics committee with
representatives from all levels of the manufacturing organization.
"Magna's Ergonomics Program is a consistent, systematic and robust
program to identify and help reduce ergonomic risk in our manufacturing
facilities," said Marc Neeb, Executive Vice President of Human
Resources, Magna International. "The program has unquestionably been
positive for our organization and specifically our employees through
benefits such as reduced injuries and increased productivity and
About Magna International
Magna is the most diversified global automotive supplier. Magna designs,
develops and manufactures technologically advanced automotive systems,
assemblies, modules and components, and engineers and assembles
complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment
manufacturers ("OEMs") of cars and light trucks. Magna's capabilities
include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive
interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis
systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems;
powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems;
as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.
Magna has approximately 107,000 employees in 275 manufacturing
operations and 85 product development, engineering and sales centres in
26 countries. More information on Magna can be found at www.magna.com.
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SOURCE Magna International Inc.
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