It is a well-known fact that too many recordable safety incidents will result in the good people from OSHA showing up to hang around and ask a lot of questions. Nobody wants to get hurt on the job. Everyone at the facility has some other place to be once their shift is over, and many employees have family waiting for them. With that being said, why would people continue to operate poorly maintained manufacturing equipment and material-handling machinery?
The answer is simple. They lack a preventive-maintenance (PM) plan that serves their overall needs at the facility. Contrary to some opinions, however, a good PM program will save you both money and downtime. And you can see these savings in one form or another almost immediately after implementing a PM schedule and then adhering to it.