With chemicals and solvents being part of everyday life on the manufacturing shop floor, VOC (volatile organic compounds) emissions and their related safety hazards are increasingly top of mind.
LEAN Manufacturing is the most powerful system ever invented for improving productivity, efficiency, quality and profitability.
However, there are two critical areas often overlooked when LEAN initiatives are propounded – industrial supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
By taking the principles of LEAN and applying them here, you can rapidly make headway in your drive for continuous improvement.
At the same time, you’ll be reducing VOC emissions, improving health and safety and driving up productivity.
Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional
Unsurprisingly, worker safety has a direct impact on manufacturing productivity and profitability.
In its advice sheet on cutting VOC emissions, Kimberly-Clark Professional looks at the manufacturing landscape in relation to VOCs and environmental compliance, and the challenges faced by companies committed to cleaner, safer working environments.
For further information download the paper Cutting VOC emissions: Why the shop-floor offers new ways to drive LEAN.