Risk Innovation


Transform your safety culture by selecting real unsolvable problems within your organization and let ODIZ team train, facilitate, and execute your projects. Through this process your selected team will learn ODIZ JHA process, root cause analysis, Six Sigma PFMEA, Lean 3P, Design Thinking and engineered solutions. ODIZ can tailor any program to fit the needs of your organization based on your teams’ current state, knowledge and experience.

A written workplace hazard assessment is required by law.  In section 1910.132(d)(2), OSHA requires a work place hazard analysis to be performed.  ODIZ Safety Risk Assessment Innovation Process can fulfill this requirement.

1910.132(d)(2): “The employer shall verify that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed through a written certification that identifies the workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the hazard assessment; and, which identifies the document as a certification of hazard assessment.”

Case Study #1—No-Go Grinder Safety Stand

Problem: Multi-Industry machine guarding issues with bench grinder work rest and tongue guard injuries and OSHA violations

ODIZ Safety performed the “Risk Assessment Innovation” or JHA/LSS process to the bench grinder operations

Findings: The Tongue Guards and Work Rests were susceptible to human factors to sustain compliance. Being a community machine, accident prone and OSHA fines are inevitable.

Solution: ODIZ Safety developed the No-Go Grinder Safety Stand which constantly senses the distance between the guards and the grinding wheel. If the gap goes outside of OSHA spec, the machine will not start.

Results: The machine is now mistake proof and impacts safety, quality, delivery, and costs.

Case Study #2—Ergonomic Braze Process

Problem: Three workers comp claims with shoulder surgeries that totaled $350k in costs.

The original proposed solution was $750k of CAPEX to eliminate the human factors, $200k/yr in custom cutters, and ergonomic rotation of 5 operators was established to reduce risks.

Further Action was taken to establish a cross functional tiger team to utilize six sigma tools to assess the process and determine if it could be eliminated.

Findings: The root cause was found at a supplier and how they inserted the studs before brazing. A standard work process was instituted at the supplier and the task was eliminated.

Results: After 6 mths, the process was eliminated through the use of six sigma and lean tools saving $675k/yr and impacted safety, quality, delivery, and production costs.


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