A couple of MeadWestvaco’s Six Sigma Safety Projects are featured in Compliance Magazine’s 2006 Safety Industry Forecast. James E. Roughton, a Safety Health and Environmental Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt at MeadWestVaco shares several project examples in “Closing the Safety ‘Gap’ Through Six Sigma.”

“Six Sigma projects at MeadWestVaco have already provided valuable learning. One site created a gage study to calibrate observers in their behavior-based safety process, minimizing inter-observer variability that is common in such processes and causes data to often be unreliable. Another site has used Six Sigma tools to improve the effectiveness of employee hazard recognition and job-specific training in a statistically validated manner.”

Articles and Links

Quality, MeadWestvaco Website

MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems Overview, 2005

Damaged Goods, Material Handling Management, December 2005

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