Memo from Mann: Efficiency & Safety

Pointing to the Preventable

Our last posting focused on workplace safety.

Accidents affect lives, workflow and time/money equations. The numbers that are most alarming and distressing: “U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021 saw 2,607,900 nonfatal injuries and illnesses and 5,190 fatal work-related injuries.”

Distressing? Most accidents are preventable.

We say it time and again:

“There’s only two reasons to have a yard ramp – increase your efficiency, increase your safety. If you cannot have both, you shouldn’t have the ramp.”

This time around, that’s my quotation during a discussion with Wendi C. Thomas, editor and publisher of MLK50, which last month published an investigative report on the tragic death of FedEx employee Jessica James, in an accident involving a forklift and a yard ramp.

I highly encourage you to read the article. An ounce of prevention really is worth so much more than a pound of cure.

Please click HERE to read it.

Jeff Mann
Founder and President