Materion Cuts its Injury Rate by 50% by Leveraging Big Data
ProcessMAP’s Incident Management Solution Supports Materion in Driving Safety Efficiencies and Mitigating Risk, Reducing Overall Injuries by 10 Percent a Year
(SUNRISE, Fla.) January 13, 2016 – ProcessMAP Corporation, the leading provider of enterprise cloud software for environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions, announced today that it has had a major role in supporting a dramatic improvement in the safety and health results of Materion Corporation, a global leader in advanced materials and services. Leveraging big data analytics and actionable insights from ProcessMAP, Materion has implemented measures to reduce its injury rate by a half, moving from an incident rate of four to below two. The company has also reduced its overall injuries by 10 percent a year, on average.
Prior to partnering with ProcessMAP in 2007, Materion had been using manual, fragmented processes to manage its global health and safety program. Materion worked with ProcessMAP to transition to a centralized, cloud-based platform that streamlines data and provides real-time visibility to key metrics, utilizing the company’s Incident Management solution to track and manage accidents and incidents.
“Prior to using ProcessMAP’s incident software, we did not have a systematic method of investigating, documenting and analyzing injuries, illnesses and environmental events since everything was performed manually at each location,” said Michael Kent, Director of Health and Safety at Materion. “With ProcessMAP’s technology, we gained a better understanding of where risk lies across our organization instead of at just one operational site. The system has enabled us to identify common trends and be more efficient and effective in preventing future incidents.”
To achieve its safety milestone of reducing incidents by more than 50 percent, Materion moved beyond data capture and reporting and worked with ProcessMAP to convert data into actionable insights to optimize risk mitigation and drive efficiencies. After identifying that hand injuries are the most frequent incident type among its operations, Materion included hand injury risk assessments into its corporate Environmental, Health and Safety plan. As a result of the company’s proactive measures, they have decreased recordable hand injuries by 75 percent since 2007.
“Materion has successfully illustrated how a company can transform its safety program in part by effectively using the power of big data to determine root causes and take preventative action to mitigate incidents,” said Dave Rath, CEO of ProcessMAP. “To reduce incidents by half is a tremendous accomplishment. We are excited and proud to be contributor to their success.”
ProcessMAP’s Incident Management solution ties all elements of an organization together for streamlined reporting and tracking of worker injury/illness, environmental, property damage and vehicular incidents – in alignment with OSHA, EPA, MSHA and other regulatory requirements. Facility and corporate staff can interact seamlessly throughout the entire lifecycle – from reporting to corrective and preventative action assignment and tracking to closure. Key benefits include: enterprise-wide access to an easy-to-use web-based platform; greater operational risk control; improved organizational alignment; enhanced accountability and performance; and increased regulatory compliance.
About ProcessMAP Corporation
ProcessMAP Corporation is the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to manage risk in three key areas: Employee Health & Safety; Environment & Sustainability; and Enterprise Compliance. The company is headquartered in Sunrise, Fla., with locations across the globe, serving customers in over 95 countries. For more information, visit ProcessMAP.com.
About Materion Corporation
Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Materion Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems. For more information, visit Materion.com.