The Largo Medical Center in Maryland gets lots of deliveries. But it doesn’t have a loading dock. Boxes full of office and surgical supplies were crowding hallways and being left outside—even in the snow! The inventory operations unit-based team came together to make sure deliveries are kept safe and secure—and get to their intended recipients quickly and efficiently.
Here's What Worked
- Conducting a motion analysis of sorting and delivering packages
- Purchasing more carts and hand trucks
- Enforcing an existing agreement with suppliers to split deliveries among departments
What can your team do to engage co-workers in a conversation about safety? What else could your team do to identify the next potential injury for employees and patients?