Industry Page Intro2

 As your business grows, both the risks and reward become greater.

Horton offers coverage that can suit your business today, tomorrow and in the future.

 

How can Horton Safety Consulting Services help your Manufacturing Business?

How can Horton Safety Consulting Services help your Manufacturing Business Operations?

Horton Safety Consultants can:

  • Develop organizational specific safety and health programs and procedures with special emphasis on manufacturing environment work activities and exposures. Special emphasis safety programs and procedures could include equipment and machine operations and guarding, electrical safety and lockout tagout, hazard communication; globally harmonized systems, housekeeping and combustible dust, ergonomics and soft tissue injury prevention.  
  • Provide authorized, affected and other lockout/tagout application training. 
  • Provide powered industrial truck, scissor and aerial lift training and certification.
  • Provide first-aid, CPR & AED training and certification for key company personnel. 
  • Provide routine training sessions for managers, supervisors and leads to ensure that facility safety and employee work practices are compliant with applicable OSHA standards and company directions.
  • Conduct safety observations and audits using the Predictive Solutions software platform. Predictive Solutions provides statistical probabilities regarding the occurrence of accidents and injuries. Formal reports with photographs depicting both safe and at-risk practices and conditions will be distributed to key company personnel.
  • Conduct documented accident and injury investigations. The investigation report will include descriptions and a summary of events, root causes and recommended actions; photographs will be taken. Horton Safety Consultants will use these investigations to solicit ideas and suggestions from all employees on how to prevent similar injuries or accidents from occurring in the future.
  • Develop and implement an Accident Review Board (ARB). The Accident Review Board is made up of key company personnel who review and hold meetings to discuss significant accidents or near misses. At regular intervals, the injured or involved employee and their supervisor report to the ARB meetings to discuss what events transpired and what must be addressed to prevent future events.
  • Capabilities to perform Industrial Hygiene activities necessary to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA hazardous and toxic substances requirements, OSHA’s respiratory protection regulations and OSHA’s hearing conservation standard.
  • “Part-Time Safety Director” Services

Contact the Horton Group today to discuss how you can achieve a higher level of performance.

Contact Us

2016 Top OSHA Violations for Manufacturing

2015 Priciest OSHA Violations
 

Priciest OSHA Violations for Manufacturing

The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year for the manufacturing industry. This top 10 list comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical or chemical transformation of materials, substances or components into new products.

READ MORE

New Technology Could Improve Performance & Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

New Technology Could Improve Performance & Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims

Superhumans were once only found in comics and movies. Today, ordinary humans are becoming “super human” with new technology allowing them to move and lift heavy materials at the workplace – safely and with ease.

Read More

The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

How is it possible that American productivity growth continues to slide even as new technology revolutionizes the way we do business? That is the question at the heart of a March Brookings Institution report, which serves as the latest chapter in a long-running debate.

Read More

The Great Productivity Slowdown: Fact or Fiction?

Business opportunities for an aging population

Business opportunities for an aging population (from Horton Future Forum)

Today more than ever before, CEOs and other top-level executives need to understand what is going on in the world. Key trends in politics, economics and even culture have an impact on every business, and to manage effectively executives must know what these trends are, how they will affect our economy, and what opportunities these trends may generate for their own companies.

Herb Meyer is an award-winning intelligence expert and thought leader. He served as special assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council during the Reagan Administration.  Hear him comment on business opportunities for manufacturers who are poised to take advantage of demographic trends.

The Price of Innovation

The Price of Innovation

Private-sector R&D spending has picked up, spark­ing hopes that this activity will help invigorate the econ­o­my.

A closer look reveals, however, that today's private-sector R&D spending isn't of the variety that truly boosts innovation ("basic research"). Instead, private companies are spending most of their R&D doll­ars on development—spurred, in part, by vocal acti­vist investors who are focused on short-term returns. This has left funding for basic research largely in the hands of the federal government. Until the private and public sectors join forces to fund the kind of visionary R&D spending that has fallen by the wayside, it's unlikely that heightened spending alone will provide an economic boost.

READ MORE

The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning

The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning
 

The Industrial Internet of Things: Machine Learning

The best manufacturers used to be the firms that made the best widgets. No longer. As the “internet of things” spreads to the factory floor, products are being packed with ever more sensors and connected to the internet. That is transforming manufacturing—and the mindset that firms need to succeed.

READ MORE