Manufacturing Lunch 'n' Learn Series

SyncShow Interactive

WIRE-Net's Lunch 'n' Learn series, presented by SyncShow, a leader in inbound marketing for manufacturers, features local successful manufacturing leaders with great lessons to share. You can learn from their stories of what it took to get where they are today, and what they are doing to continue growing toward the future.


Safely Elevating Business to Higher Levels

Oatey Distribution Center

Marcia Kraemer, Environmental Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) Manager at Oatey, will discuss the Oatey Distribution Center EHSS program and explain how it has elevated the safety culture to its highest levels. She will share safety practices used at the distribution center—including blue lights on tow motors, prompt notification of incidents down to near misses, safety rep roles and responsibilities, powered industrial equipment training process and permitting—and creative ways to train, effectively communicate, and continually improve plant safety.

Oatey Distribution Center
About Our Speaker

Since 1916, Oatey has been manufacturing quality products for the plumbing industry. Oatey products can be found in residential and commercial applications. All Oatey products are backed with the highest-quality technical and customer support programs in the industry. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the world.

Marcia has done a great job stabilizing and giving structure to our EHSS program at the Oatey Distribution Center. Marcia accomplished this through continual education, consistent focus on employee well-being, continual improvement initiatives related to building maintenance/equipment, and effective associate communication. Utilizing monthly JSA exercises, consistent but flexible monthly / daily training classes, thorough investigations, extremely well organized document retention and record keeping, and a can do attitude Marcia has elevated our safety culture to a higher level than ever before.

Tom Capo, Distribution Center Manager, Oatey SCS