Engineered Plastics Company Achieves One Year of Monthly Mission Zero Team Meetings
EPC’s monthly Mission Zero Team Meetings achieved one year of meetings on March 26, 2019. They have been peer-encouraged, health-focused, and action-biased.
The A3 aim is to “Increase awareness of high risk behaviors and safety/healthy choices.” Goals are: A) Activity Based Education B) Goal Setting C) Peer Encouragement, and D) A Bias Towards Action.
The EPC site nurse kicked off the Mission Zero Team Meetings. She led a 10-minute stretching exercise and reviewed MacLean-Fogg’s Wellness plan.
Two HR managers prepared healthy snack options. Everyone received an education and enjoyed the experience.
We reviewed the Mission Zero A3 then we went outside for a 15-minute walk. The Goal Card helped us challenge the status quo. Our focus was wellness and continuous improvement. Research shows 42% improvement in the ability to achieve a goal by writing it down.
The EPC site nurse discussed the opioid epidemic. She proceeded with a relaxation/guided imagery session. The focus was on stress reduction.
We conducted our Annual HazCom training. We introduced the Appalachian Trail challenge, and Discover Whitewater Run (Couch to 5k). The later is EPC-sponsored.
The local police department educated and discussed active shooter situations.
We had a discussion on Financial Wellness led by a YouTube video.
New Year launched with Family Feud – Fast Food Edition. Three HR managers were game show hosts. They challenged teams to consider what they’re eating when they hit the drive-through.
The focus was on EHS Observations. Groups of 3-4 people went to the Gemba to identify and fix a safety hazard. Focus was on action and making the condition better. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and everyone can make an impact. If something could not be immediately resolved, we used the EHS observation form.
Many employees experienced life changing moments: running their first 5K run, adopting healthier eating habits, losing weight, transforming their body, and becoming more financially aware. We look forward to continuing to improve lives in 2019.