Ed Huey

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Training within Industry - Job Instruction (TWI-JI) During a Pandemic

Posted by Ed Huey on Sep 11, 2020 2:50:23 PM

During step 1 (Preparing the Worker), you are responsible for putting the person at ease to start the training. This may be a good time to discuss any concerns the learner my have about the current situation with Covid 19. Perhaps introduce all the safety measures your company has taken to keep the participant safe during this pandemic. 


Reopen with Confidence – Illinois Manufacturing Return to Work and Recovery Guide

Posted by Ed Huey on May 21, 2020 12:44:50 PM

Co-authored by Ed Huey and Mary Hallock.

In these unprecedented times manufacturers require a more formal approach to hazard assessment and work practices than in the past.


Training Within Industry: Job Instruction - Why Now?

Posted by Ed Huey on Apr 22, 2020 11:51:06 AM

The Defense Production Act may require you to shift production to a different product and therefore you need to rapidly train your team members.  Others may need to reduce their workforce and move team members to other jobs that would require them to learn new skills.  And, some companies are hiring so rapidly that they interview a person, hire them on the spot, and the person is working on the job the same day.  These new team members require to be trained on everything from safety, time keeping, to their actual tasks and everything in between.


The 5S Game: Improve Productivity and Quality

Posted by Ed Huey on Apr 1, 2020 12:14:35 PM

Did you know that completing just the first "S" (Sort) of the 5S strategy may double your productivity? As you are thinking about navigating uncertain times and maintaining your productivity and quality levels, 5S can help!


Is an Inspector at the Door?

Posted by Ed Huey on Sep 23, 2011 12:46:53 PM

Written by Ed Huey, IMEC Technical Specialist 

IMEC "Mock Inspection" Preps Companies for OSHA Visit.

Knock, Knock.

No this isn’t a knock knock joke; it is IMEC’s mock OSHA inspection team.  A group of us recently proposed an innovative way to help a Chicago Area company assess the readiness of its facility to respond in the event of an OSHA inspection.

The approach was to conduct a wall-to-wall review of the company’s safety procedures, and pinpoint opportunities to prepare the client’s team to respond to potential problems.  As we know, the best Safety and Health Programs involve every level of the organization, instilling a safety culture that reduces accidents for workers while improving the bottom line for the entire company. 


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