Health and Safety
is always the focus in all of the complementary philosophies and practices that make up Toyota Production System – not just a priority but a necessity. Toyota’s tireless effort to do things in the best possible way could never progress if safety were to be compromised by apparent efficiencies. When processes are improved to increase quality, safety is also improved.Manufacturing sites
have achieved OHSAS 18001
the international standard for occupational health and safety management. They work to anticipate and reduce potential risks factors efficiently and strive to prevent workplace accidents.
The flexibility required of team members in Toyota Production System
helps them to be alert and better focused as their tasks change. In all cases, workstations are designed to be easy-to-use, making work quick, comfortable and efficient.
As with kaizen
, all team members, from management to the shop floor, participate in safety training and in making suggestions for improvements in safety across all processes.