TARGET: ZERO ACCIDENTS AT WORK – HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE THAT?
At its site in Homburg near Frankfurt, ThyssenKrupp Gerlach GmbH and its 750 employees produce forged crankshafts for the global automotive industry. Together with the international production sites of the ThyssenKrupp Forged and Machined Components business unit, the company is the world leader in this field. The working environment of drop forges is significantly impacted by noise, vibrations, heat and dirt.
For years, ThyssenKrupp Gerlach tried to improve its safety performance, but although the company had managed to steadily reduce the frequency of its accidents, a rate in 2010 of 20 accidents at work per million man hours worked, still seemed too high to Dr. Franz Eckl, one of the members of the executive board.
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