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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies certifies manufacturing plants to ISO 45001 standards

  2/23/2021 - Weinheim, Germany - Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies’ Troy and Milan, OH, facilities have become the company’s first North American locations to earn international ISO 45001 health and safety certifications. Freudenberg-NOK runs business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. The certifications represent a heightened, systematic approach to the prevention of workplace accidents and illnesses at a time when many manufacturers are still working through production and safety challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies will require all of its North American facilities to achieve ISO 45001 certification going forward, with an additional six facilities in the U.S. and Mexico scheduled to begin the certification process this year. The company’s facilities in Europe have already achieved ISO 45001 certification. The current North American certifications are part of a company health, safety and environment (HSE) alignment strategy that will insure all productions sites are ISO 45001-compliant within the next three years. Such a Matrix Model Certification Process allows the company to share best practices and synergies between sites that help streamline the certification process and lower overall training and implementation costs. Achieving ISO 45001 certification is a major undertaking, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ HSE team points out. In the case of Troy and Milan, cross-functional employee teams shared programs and processes, performed internal audits at both locations and embarked on a strenuous process of risk assessment of virtually every operation taking place at the sites. “The risk assessments were the biggest challenge,” said John Batchik, vice president, corporate quality and HSE for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. “Troy and Milan associates identified every industrial operation performed at their locations, analyzed each step of those operations to assess what could go wrong and then developed mitigation plans. Participation from our shop floor associates was essential to this process.” Global ISO 45001 certification provides several important advantages to customers and employees. In addition to providing the company with a consistent set of safety and health protocols at every location, ISO 45001 establishes a management system that captures and codifies best practices and operational knowledge that will outlast individual employees and be available to orient new workers. “Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has always been committed to strong health and safety protocols in its facilities, although the standards varied between the North America, Europe, and Asia,” Batchik said. “Adoption of the ISO 45001 health and safety standards in our North American facilities allows us to manage our operations consistently through an accessible, transparent management system.” Customers and employees will both benefit from standardized health and safety practices, he added. “Early adoption by the company is a demonstration of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ commitment to the health and safety of its employees and customers,” Batchik said. “ISO 45001 will only become more important in the future, and we are committed to a global system of standards that protect our employees and customers no matter where they are located in the world.”

Friday, March 5, 2021

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Specialty Silicone Products announces EMI silicones for ADAS and advanced automotive applications - click to expand

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Cabot expands capabilities at Malaysian manufacturing facility - click to expand

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Gelest founder Barry Arkles elected to National Academy of Engineering - click to expand

Michelin announces price increase for Michelin, BFGoodrich and Uniroyal passenger and light truck tires - click to expand

Federal district judge dismisses lawsuit against Denka Performance Elastomer in Louisiana - click to expand

USTMA forecasts increased tire shipments for 2021 - click to expand

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

KraussMaffei is selling its subsidiary, KraussMaffei Austria, to Luger GmbH - click to expand

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ARPM announces 2021 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit - click to expand

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Cooper Tire recalls more than 430,000 light truck tires in the U.S. - click to expand

Monday, March 1, 2021

Arburg releases 2020 sustainability report - click to expand

Goldsmith & Eggleton introduces raw materials handling line - click to expand

Andrew Alaya promoted to Davis-Standard vice president, aftermarket sales - click to expand

Goodyear names Christopher P. Helsel senior vice president, global operations and chief technology officer - click to expand

Arkema reports full year 2020 financial results - click to expand

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