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Nearing 150 Days Injury Free!

Congratulations Detroit Chassis we are trending in a positive upward direction and we are nearing 150 Days Injury Free!

We are able to reach goals as we work together as a unified team addressing concerns early while listening to feedback from Associates and moving forward without procrastination to get the job done.

Look for flyers to announce the next celebration activity.

Remember to bring Safety related concerns to the attention of the joint Safety Committee Meeting with the leadership team and the UAW Wednesdays at 10:30 AM in the Family Room.

Engineering Update
Engineering now has an electronic work order tracking system that monitors and tracks the progress of work orders for maintenance and facilities through completion ensuring Safety related requests are priority and adequately addressed.

The Safety Committee has successfully closed over 58 Safety concerns and action items identified by DCP Associates.

Please keep your eyes open and continue to report concerns so they can be entered into the system and corrected.

Materials Update
Recently, we recertified 21 Material Handlers at a 6:00 AM class conducted on a Tuesday morning. The class was two part and allowed attendees to participate in classroom instruction with quizzes along with hands-on driving demonstrations to enhance their skills.

Quiz questions:

  • Describe the stability triangle
  • Forklift stability and a raised load
  • When to inspect forklifts
  • Pick up and transferring loads
  • Driving in reverse
  • Traveling on a ramp
  • Speed factors when driving
  • Battery Charging

Thank you for your participation and feedback materials handlers and a special thank you to Clarence Griffin for conducting the hands on driving skills demonstration.

Operations Update

  1. A lifting and rotating table has been installed on the Engine Line at Station 80 that assists Associates by providing easy access to alternators in the back of the rack. Engineering did a great job assisting with this concern and developing a suitable resolution. Thank you for making this possible, Engineering.
  2. Associates are asked to place gloves and aprons in the yellow barrels or the laundry shoot cabinets located near PPE cabinets around the plant. Check pockets first to make sure all are emptied of tools, nuts, bolts, washers, etc. These items sometimes make it through the wash and prevent gloves from being adequately cleaned. We want and expect a clean product from our vendor but we must do our part.
  3. Associates can now request Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) from Production Leaders because all PPE is now maintained in cabinets located in each team area.Cabinets are closely monitored and stocked with a min/max level for every item. So, if you are not sure where to go just ask your Production Leader and they can get it for you.
  4. Detroit Chassis is now utilizing an eco-friendly product from ZEP on the floors throughout the facility that reduces slippage.

    It is light weight, cost-effective and will absorb fluid that can build up on the manufacturing floor. It may produce a white residue in some areas but that is nothing to worry about. Facilities will address reported occurrences.

  5. New monitors have been installed at entrances and break areas throughout the plant for displaying Safety messages and other pertinent information.