Georgia Pacific Corporation
Company: Georgia Pacific Corporation, Ocala, Florida
Industry: Wood beam manufacturing - SIC Code: 2421
Changes to work stations reduced injuries.
The Georgia Pacific wood I-beam production facility, a participant in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs, had many jobs involving repetitive motion, and employees were complaining aches and pains.
Employees were asked to evaluate their specific work stations. As a result, work tables were lowered or raised, matting was added, and work stations were automated and otherwise redesigned to reduce material handling and repetitive movements.
The facility's injury rate dropped from 4.2 to 2.1, and employee morale was greatly improved.
- Wilson E. Sagendorph, Safety Manager (April 2003).