Workplace Safety

Safety 5S is a philosophy applied in every AstenJohnson workplace. It is a visual system designed to reduce waste and quickly identify areas of improvement and maintain safety standards. Using the 5S system leads to more consistent results, as well as a safe, efficient and productive work environment.

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Success Stories

“Today, I am pleased to report that with much hard work our site is once again world class with improved safety visuals, conditions, behaviors, and training.”

Our AstenJohnson Suzhou site has seen much growth and expansion over the past fifteen years. Leo Shen, Group Operations Leader, has been there through all of it. Leo has been especially proud of their outstanding safety record. In 2019, there were indicators the safe working environment and safety culture had not kept pace with their growth and improvement was needed. Leo brought his safety team together led by Bruce Fu and challenged them to regain their world class safety environment. Leo now states: ‚ÄúToday, I am pleased to report that with much hard work our site is once again world class with improved safety visuals, conditions, behaviors, and training.”

-Leo Shen, Suzhou


“The superintendent understood and respected the fact that AstenJohnson Lockout/Tagout procedure obligated the associate to lock their own personal lock in all cases.”

“An AstenJohnson associate was in a paper mill during a shutdown to measure tension and cfm profiles. Before entering the dryer section, he asked the paper mill superintendent where he could lock out using his personal lock. The superintendent responded that it was not necessary to add his lock; the section was already locked. Our associate refused to enter the dryer section. A mill associates did the testing using our equipment. The superintendent understood and respected the fact that AstenJohnson Lockout/Tagout procedure obligated the associate to lock their own personal lock in all cases.”

-Robert Moray, Eupen