Pennex Extruded Products Improving Safety Record

Over the past decade or so, manufacturers have worked to change the perception that their line of work is dirty and dangerous.

Pennex Extruded Products has invested in automation to keep workers as separated as possible from the equipment and materials, improving the company’s safety record, says the company’s president, Chuck Stout.

Although robots and automation are part of driving that trend, it’s the behavior-based safety programs Pennex adopted five years ago that have played a bigger role in the company’s recordable injury rate dropping to 25% of what it was.

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