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Blog Tesla Outlines Plan to Operate 'Safest Car Factory in the World'

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by TMC Staff, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. TMC Staff

    May 19, 2017
    Tesla published a blog post this week from VP for Environmental, Health, and Safety Laurie Shelby that outline’s the company’s intentions to create the safest car factory in the world. Shelby, who joined Tesla in October, discussed a commitment to proactive safety measures that will help reduce the Fremont factory’s Total Recordable Incident Rate. “The traditional...
  2. vark

    vark New Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    proofreading note: Line 2: outlines
  3. jeffro01

    jeffro01 Active Member

    Jan 30, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Simple, remove the workers, replace with robots. Done. :)

  4. Ulmo

    Ulmo Active Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Vienna Woods, Aptos, California
    (I replied to this on Electrek, but the DISQUS system kept marking my post as spam (notice the dishonest spelling of the software name), so I'll present it here instead.)

    Having worked in local Silicon Valley and regionally local factories before with really good safety programs (one excellent and the other OK), I noticed the lack of signature efforts to have a super safe working environment in the Tesla factory when I took my two tours and when I looked around, but that was just a quick sense. I think the evil unions (some unions are good, some ok, some evil) exploited that. I assume that before this, Tesla just had a default safety methodology, for lack of a better way to describe it.

    What I see in your article is exactly the type of behavior that a factory that is serious about safety does in order to become a much safer place to work. I hate to say it, but the evil unions may have had a silver lining of kicking Tesla into gear about this. However, once a safety culture has been implemented at all levels of the company, it's not very hard to maintain, and that will basically erase that issue that the evil unions had tried to exploit before.

    My recommendation is that Tesla continue to have a culture of safety, and not re-enter the position they were in before. Although it does cost more upfront to have a culture of safety, it also costs less in the bottom line due to avoiding injuries and avoiding poor product workmanship overall. The benefits are three: 1. Safer working environment, meaning happier healthier workers. 2. Usually less expensive and less volatile costs, as well as improved quality of work and productivity usually (not always). 3. Closes an attack vulnerability point for attackers (in the most recent case, evil unions).

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