5-S for Safety, Health & Environment

How To Improve Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE)

The first pillar of TPM is to improve safety and health so as to achieve zero work-related accidents and diseases, and to eliminate pollution so as to protect the environment.

5-S plays a major role in TPM in general and in SHE (Safety, Health/Hygiene, and Environment) in particular.


Role of 5-S in TPM and in SHE

A person might dedicate to his work and might work towards the TPM objective as above if he stays healthy and safe. 
Health and safety practices reduce pollution, conserve natural resources, and enhance the well-being of the employee and society at large. 


So for people to dedicate to their work, hazards to their health and safety need to be removed. 
While doing so, however, most organisation's measures revolve around working for fire-safety although inadequate and non-compliant at that. 
Actually, apart from fire hazards, there are five more types of hazards that people may be exposed to depending on their occupation: 

1/ 
fire hazards

2/ physical hazards

3/ chemical hazards

4/ biological hazards

5/ mechanical hazards and 

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Five-S, practices if administered holistically, preempt most of these hazards. That's why 5-S is the first step to embark on any improvement initiative and it's sustenance after implementation. 

Although 5-S can be implemented as a stand-alone system, SHE (Safety, Hygiene, and Environment) and in turn TPM itself is difficult to implement without 5-S in place sustainably. 

Our differentiating approach not only shows how to do so but also helps in achieving hard business results on productivity, quality, cost, etc.


(Extract from the Book "World-Of-Kaizen: A Total Quality Culture For Survival" Authored by Shyam Talawadekar)