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Six Sigma shown to provide human performance and workplace safety improvements

Swanzey, NH -- Recent surveys by the Practicing Perfection Institute (PPI) on its Six Sigma-enhancing approach indi...


Swanzey, NH — Recent surveys by the Practicing Perfection Institute (PPI) on its Six Sigma-enhancing approach indicate it can improve workplace safety, slash errors and eliminate accidents, while showing efficiency improvements of more than 70%.

The results are from three clients of PPI:

– An electrical transmission organization in central Texas reports a 55.2% reduction in the average number of minutes per month of equipment outage caused by human error through integrating PPI’s methods.

– A major electrical transmission/distribution company in the northeastern U.S. reports that PPI’s own techniques for workplace safety resulted in an almost 75% reduction in human error rate — even in the midst of massive capital expansion employing multiple contractors!

– A commercial nuclear power plant was just awarded a Strength award by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) for its incorporation of Six Sigma methods.

The PPI surveys have identified that the top four worker performance challenges for all organizations, whether Six Sigma or not, are:

– How to get workers to ‘buy-in’
– How to get leaders, managers and supervisors to provide full and honest support
– How to get workers to comply with policies and procedures for workplace safety and performance improvement (even when no one is watching)
– How to effect genuine culture change.

To be effective, workers must perceive themselves as the driving force in dealing with such challenges, says PPI.

To illustrate the results of its surveys, PPI has released a series of online instructional videos at www.practicingperfectioninstitute.com/strategies/jr.htm.