Peoria Production Shop focuses on quality and employee mental and physical wellbeing. That is the forefront of our corporate culture.
Stretching is a vital part of a healthy fitness regimen. Before beginning a shift, it is important to stretch and warm up to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by reducing fatigue, improving muscular balance and posture, and improving muscle coordination.
The employees on the floor begin each day with a departmental quality meeting and stretching to help them prepare for the shift.
Musculoskeletal injuries can be costly to a company. These injuries result in medical bills, lost production time, and a ruined safety culture. Instead, PPS takes the proactive approach to prevent these injuries from occurring.
Likewise, to continue to promote a safe environment for our employees. Employees lead stretching immediately after lunch breaks. The company wants to give employees the opportunity to stretch and refresh before the second half of the work day.
The series of stretches increases blood supply, joint mobility, and decreases tightness that might have built up. By participating in stretching our employees improve muscle coordination, which overall correlates with production for the facility.
In addition, the office staff participates in a stretching series as well. Sitting at an office desk, staring at a computer screen all day takes its toll on the body. That is why the office management team decided to join in on the fun. All PPS staff have a stretching book created by a special education teacher who researched the ergonomics of each job position at the facility.
PPS looked into the ergonomics of the facility. In other words, the company wanted to design or modify the work to fit the worker, not the other way around. It is all about creating a safe and healthy working environment.