General Data Company, Inc.'s (Cincinnati) manufacturing facility has gone more than two years and amassed more than 375,000 people-hours without a loss-time accident -– a record for the provider of specialized labeling and identification products and solutions. General Data’s ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturing facility operates on a 24 hours a day/five days a week schedule, employing 90 people in three eight-hour shifts. General Data manufactures labeling and identification products and solutions that are used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, distribution and logistics, and military and government.
According the U.S. Department of Labor, “nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred at a rate of 4.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers among private industry employers in 2005.” Of the 4.2 million reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses, 2.2 million resulted in days away from work, job transfer or restriction. Twenty percent of all occupational injuries occurred in the manufacturing industry.
“General Data’s safety record is a true testament to our employees and our managers who have established a culture of safety,” said David Laurash, v.p. of manufacturing. “Given the number and types of tasks our employees are asked to do, it is a great accomplishment for our organization to go without a loss-time incident in more than 730 days. This safety record comes during a time where as a company we have been experiencing tremendous growth in terms of customers and orders. Not only have our employees been able to meet the demands on them from a productivity standpoint, they have been able to do so with a focus on safety first.”
The company’s safety policies and initiatives are established and reviewed by an internal safety committee, consisting of representatives from human resources, facility management and employees. The company moved into its current facility in Cincinnati in 1995 and develops numerous high-performance label and identification products that are designed to meet the needs of specialized marking and identification applications. Among its products are StainerShield, a complete bar code-based tissue specimen identification and tracking solution for medical laboratories, and Personal ID, a line of durable, patient identification wristbands used in hospitals across the country. General Data is also recognized nationally for its factory warranty service for the industry’s largest equipment manufacturers, such as Datamax, Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Symbol and Zebra.
Source: General Data Company, Inc.