Earth Day has emerged as a buzzword for the manufacturing industry.
The industry at large is becoming a proud participant in a global sustainability initiative. Local businesses sponsor community drives, and if/when capable, worldwide efforts to exhibit green commitments and spread the word.
The true essence of Earth Day is not in one-off measures or arbitrary celebrations. It is in making conservation and environmental consciousness a habit and the mainstay of everyday operations.
At MPS Industries, we build a culture around Code Green – a body of standards and practices that lets us manage our environmental responsibilities.
The History of Earth Day
Earth Day has become a massive movement with a lot of organic momentum. Every April 22nd activists and organizations in the US (and the world) dedicate time to drive home the truth about sustainability and our planet.
In recent years, there have been breakthroughs in fields like waste management and clean energy, showing the public how we can all make a difference in our environment.
Businesses in manufacturing accord it the same respect as Manufacturing Day. It is an opportunity to talk about the eco-friendly steps that the sector has taken and to cement a unique proposition for the future.
MPS Lives Earth Day, Every Day
MPS lives every day like Earth Day.
We have made eco-consciousness a non-negotiable part of our core values.
While we respect processes and the efficiency that manufacturing best practices offer, we are equally focused on the cost of our growth in regards to environmental impact.
Join us in making a conscious environmental effort by certifying for the ISO standard below.
ISO 14001 Environmental Code
At MPS, we have secured the ISO 14001 environmental code certification. We comply with stringent requirements like audits, communications, labeling, and life cycle analysis which allow us to measure the impact of our work on factors like climate change, then successfully minimize the impact.
We work with some of the most “green” sectors in the market right now including Electric & Hybrid vehicles. The shift imbues our business model – from procurement to shipping – with commitment to the well-being of the environment.
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MPS Industries, Inc. is happy to spread word of the annual National Safety Month this June. The initiative, run by the National Safety Council (NSC), is supported by thousands of businesses and organizations across the country. National Safety Month aims to promote workplace safety and reduce common risks of death and injury on the job, at home, and everywhere in between.
Our team is proud to be a part of this important event year-round. At MPS, we believe safety should be a critical concern in all processes, and we’re constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve our safety initiatives. To ensure optimal safety and health of our clients, we take into account the specific safety risks inherent in each industry we serve — from automotive, industrial, and military to medical, aerospace, and consumer electronics.
As part of our ISO, we closely monitor final product pass-rate, making sure we continually improve our quality processes, products, and procedures. We provide safety only using parts that pass final inspection and testing before they are shipped. We also make sure to store any failed parts in an isolated designated area so that they are never used. Needless to say, bad parts are extremely hazardous in our field. This is another reason we support speaking out during National Safety Month. Here at MPS, our staff works hard to provide our customers with quality parts to avoid any potential safety issues in your system or installation.
Making Safety a Year-Round Priority
As a manufacturer of magnetic components such as transformers and inductors, we place particular emphasis on electrical safety and the unique dangers posed by electrical applications. According to an OSHA report, electricity is responsible for 12% of all young employee workplace deaths, with about five workplace electrocutions occurring each week.
Electrocutions are primarily caused by accidental contact with overhead power lines, live circuits in panels, poorly maintained cords, and even the occasional lightning strike. Minimal electricity is needed to cause harm, making stringent safety precautions critical. Also, the risk of fire increases when electrical systems are not properly maintained and monitored. While the hazards of electric shock can never be fully eliminated, they can be controlled with the proper protection and training.
The NSC recommends having a certified electrician regularly inspect all tools and machines to ensure compliance with electrical code requirements, as well as only permitting trained and authorized personnel to work on your electrical equipment.
At MPS we stress the safety of our employees when it comes to operating the electrical machinery and tools used in all of our manufacturing processes. For more electrical safety tips that we use, check out the NSC’s full list of recommendations or browse the resources on their homepage.
If you’re interested in learning about any of our products or services, or would like to discuss how MPS Industries can help you meet your magnetic needs, contact us today. And don’t forget to follow our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up to date on the latest industry products and trends.
It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, it’s time for the annual ISO audit. In case you don’t already know, ISO is an international organization that devises a number of voluntary industrial standards.
Basically these audits are a way to make sure that we’re keeping up high levels of quality and that we’re not overlooking issues in any aspect of our business. We review every part of our day-to-day operations, from engineering to shipping and receiving. Just because we have our own quality system in place and don’t see the ISO standard as a hard and fast requirement, it doesn’t mean that these audits can’t be extremely helpful to us. They are an extremely valuable tool that can help us see where we can become better and more efficient. It’s our way to ensure that our quality systems are up to par or, preferably, exceeding top standards. Technically, while you only need to perform the audits every three years, you can always perform a surveillance audit in the years between the customary, full audit. This is a great way for us to make sure we’re staying on top of things every year.
Naturally, we never have any trouble with our audits. We owe this to a well-established quality system that is a perfect fit for our business. In addition to that, we are constantly making improvements and boosting our efficiency. That’s the main benefit to these ISO audits. You’re encouraged to have a system and stick to it. More than that, you’re encouraged to improve it. We’ve heard that the ISO standards may see some major changes in the next few years, but we’re confident that we’ll continue to meet and exceed these requirements.