Case Study: Flexi-Coil Ltd.

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INTRODUCTION
Flexi-Coil Ltd., a division of CNH Global, is Canada's largest farm implement manufacturer and has become a key employer in the Saskatoon area since its establishment in 1952 by the farming brothers Emerson and Kenneth Summach. [1,2] In 1997, Flexi-Coil sold 35% of its market shares to New Holland Agriculture. In 1999, New Holland became a brand of CNH Global. [3] Later, in the same year, CNH Global completed the purchase of the global Flexi-Coil business. [2] In 2013, CNH Industrial is formed, following the merger of Fiat Industrial and CNH Global N.V. [4] With 11 plants in North America and over 26 plants worldwide, CNH Industrial - New Holland Agriculture is a leader in the manufacturing of agricultural machinery products.
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This could put them at risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Engineering controls like mechanization and use of robotics where possible, better equipment and tools, and proper design of the workstations are instigated throughout the plant. A well-designed workstation and proper tools, allows the worker to avoid unnecessary motion. In certain areas, employees rotate tasks to avoid repetitive movements. Furthermore, they have 30 minutes of lunch break, and two 15 minutes of coffee …show more content…
Post Injury Management: An accident investigation to determine the root cause of the injury, and to implement countermeasures and standardize the safety protocols will be conducted. Then a timely WCB claims management will assist the employees and employer in this process.
2. Return to Work Program (RTW): This program aims to accommodate employees who sustained an occupational injury/illness during the process of return to the workplace. These accommodations may include a modified work, modified hours of work, or a graduated return to work. This program has dual benefits for employees as well as the employer during the post-injury period.
3. Communication: New Holland prides itself on excellence in communicating health and safety messages to its employees. At the beginning of each shift, workers have a daily safety report meeting, where safety issues and concerns are discussed. Regular audits/inspections of work areas ensure proper safety standards. These include a daily check, monthly inspection, and regular Safety Management Auditing Training

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