Wi-Fi can be spotty. This ensures greater accuracy in
maintenance and operations reporting to expedite pressing
issues in real time.
A robust software solution can help to improve safety
performance and adoption throughout the organization as it
creates more widespread accountability. With ever-changing
regulations, it can be challenging for safety managers
and plant operators to monitor new training initiatives for
every single employee. Using an effective training tool,
managers can easily track training and reduce the risk of
There are elevated levels of severe injury cases in
manufacturing and often, many are related to ergonomics.
Using safety software, employees can schedule training and
learn how to correctly unload equipment or utilize the right
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while on the factory
floor. Managers can also track attendance and completion
of course modules and send automated reminders if they
are missed. Using safety software, organizations will see
boosted employee morale from taking steps to ensure
incident and injury mitigation.
Let’s take a look at one organization that needed a
solution to manage its global network of manufacturing
facilities in a single platform and how it is now utilizing
safety software to prevent workplace injuries.
How AVX Leverages Software
AVX Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of a
broad line of passive electronic components, interconnect
devices and related products. The company recently adopted
a global, cloud-based enterprise software solution. With
more than 10,000 employees at 20 manufacturing facilities
across North America, Europe, Asia and South America,
AVX was challenged with creating a consistent and standard
process to ensure workplace safety and risk management.
The company also had to manage an insurmountable amount
of data from all of its global facilities to ensure ongoing
As AVX employees handle high-tech electronic
components for customers in the automotive, aerospace and
medical sectors, creating a strong safety culture is essential.
Leveraging ProcessMAP’s incident management, audit
management and action and task management solutions
in five languages, AVX is able to gain a holistic view of
enterprise safety and easily analyze trends using its data
analytics platform to predict and prevent injuries. AVX
benefits from real-time reporting, tracking and management
of worker injuries and illnesses, as well as streamlined audit
data mining and benchmarking. With in-depth business
intelligence, AVX can manage safety initiatives and
implement corrective and preventative actions to mitigate
risks. In addition, the software solution also ensures AVX is
The Big Picture
Creating a strong safety culture starts from the top.
Management should build a culture that focuses on
the safety and health of its employees, especially in
manufacturing where employees have a high-risk of injuries.
With a greater emphasis on improving safety performance
and investing in the right tools, manufacturers will benefit
from improved productivity, higher efficiency and no
downtime. Ultimately, manufacturers that utilize safety
software create an empowered and engaged workforce —
which is an organization’s greatest strength.
Kevin Richards is EHS Director — North America