Submitted by lfisher on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:42
INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE JUNE 5, 2019

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association has its finger on the pulse of the cabinet industry. We know the industry because we are the industry. Check out what’s been happening since our last update:

SAFE + SOUND WEEK 2019

KCMA is once again a supporting partner to OSHA's Safe and Sound Campaign. 

Management leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. Accelerate your company's program and show your commitment in your workplace through the campaign's Take 3 in 30 program.

  1. Take 3 actions in 30 days. There are lots of ways to accelerate your program! Choose from our list or pick one of your own. Every workplace is different so select actions that work best for you.
  2. Share in your workplace. It is important for your employees to see your commitment to safety! Show them that safety starts with you! List your three actions and share it on social media, in your company newsletter, or post it in the workplace.

Accept your challenge coin. You did it! Download your virtual challenge coin for showing management leadership. Share it on social media, post it in your workplace, or put it in your email signature – display it proudly!

Click here to read more.

Safe and Sound Week
Photo courtesy of Occupational Health and Safety Administration

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WOODWORKING NETWORK 40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Earlier this week Woodworking Network announced the 2019 Class of 40 Under 40 Honorees. This award celebrates the next generation of industry professionals who make an impact on wood products manufacturing in North America.

KCMA is proud to see several members once again appearing on the list:

  • MJB Wood Group
  • Brown Wood Inc
  • Kendrick Inc
  • American Woodmark

Congrats to all of the winners! Click here to read more.

FDMC 40Under40
Photo courtesy of FDMC

ECONOMIC UPDATE

  • Sales of new single-family houses in April fell 6.9% from March to seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000
  • New durable goods orders fell for the second time in the past three months - down 2.1% compared to April
  • The IHS Markit Flash US Marketing PMI dropped from 52.6 in April to 50.6 in May, the weakest pace of growth since September 2009

OVERCOME LIMITING MINDSETS TO IMPROVE SAFETY

Safety in the workplace is critical, especially in a manufacturing environment. And while most companies have extensive resources for reducing injuries and incidents, safety performance at many organizations can plateau after an initial phase of improvement according to a recent piece from McKinsey & Company.

According the the article, this plateau occurs when not enough attention is paid to the underlying employee mind-sets that shape personal safety behaviors:

  1. Fear of blame: “If I report an incident, I’ll be punished”
  2. Disempowerment:  "Safety is someone elses's job"
  3. Trade off:  "Safe means less productive"
  4. Fatalism:  "Injuries are part of the job"
  5. Complacency:  "Cultural change takes time"

A change in these perspectives can have a big impact and identifying limiting mind-sets is a crucial first step toward building a sustainable safety culture. Read the full piece to learn methods for shifting these mind-sets.

Click here to read more.

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