Additionally, the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) group – comprised of the
"The Chrysler Group places a high priority on the safety of our employees. It is one of our core values and beliefs.” said James Thomas, director of health, safety and medical operations, Chrysler Group. “National recognition from outside organizations such as the National Safety Council helps validate our efforts. We are in fact making significant strides.”
The Chrysler Group is always looking for ways to ensure we have safe processes. As new products come to the market, potential issues pose a significant challenge in the manufacturing process. Early in the design stage, Advanced Manufacturing and the Advance Safety group work closely to identify hazards and provide appropriate protection measures. By looking at statistics from prior model years, the teams incorporate safety features into the manufacturing process. Additionally, an extensive focus is placed on ergonomics by ensuring work stations are designed properly for operator health and safety. These initiatives are tracked from the initial concept process though to final production.
“A great amount of safety emphasis is applied at the early stages to engineer processes properly,” added Thomas. “We want to ensure the appropriate level of safety protection and enhanced ergonomics are incorporated.”
In addition to these honors, awards relating to 2006 safety performance will be released early next week by the National Safety Council. The Chrysler Group anticipates receiving a number of those awards.
The National Safety Council (NSC) is a non-profit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. The NSC is a membership organization, founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. Members include more than 50,000 businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. DaimlerChrysler has been a member of the NSC since 1922.