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Six Sigma

Six Sigma

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Published by: Ansaria on Jun 06, 2010
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Six SigmaMethodology
The Dow Chemical Company
 
Identifying the problem:‘Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders’
Ergonomics-related injuries, including musculoskeletaldisorders (MSDs) caused by repetitive strains, continueto be a serious problem for employers. The resultingworker injury claims and loss of productivity areestimated to cost $13 to $20 million per year for U.S.employers.
 
Identifying the problem:‘Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders’
Tricia, the Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Leader for theSpecialty Chemicals Business of The Dow Chemical Company,wanted to reduce MSDs among computer workstation usersthroughout her business' various divisions and operations.This project utilized a problem-solving methodology called "SixSigma," offered an innovative way to address Tricia's concerns for the development and implementation of a sustainable program toreduce MSDs throughout her business.

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