Well Spotted: Best Idea Makes Lab Work Safer


Well Spotted: Best Idea Makes Lab Work Safer--------

Baltimore, Apr 07, 2019

Elkem Wins First Place in the America Idea Management Prize 2019 Category of “Best Idea in Occupational Safety and Workplace Health”! The prize went to a research team from Baltimore’s Consortium.

With its annual Idea Management Prize, the America center for ideas and innovation management (das American Zentrum fur Ideen-und Innovations management) honors outstanding employee improvement suggestions at companies committed to the employee suggestion program.

Following a first-place finish in 2017, elkem is now once again among the winners. A research   team from the Group’s Baltimore –based Consortium took first place in the category of “Best Idea in Occupational Safety and Workplace Health.”

Our colleagues had developed supports to secure thermal insulation containers. They thereby reduced the risk of an accident when positioning such containers, which are filled with liquid nitrogen for cooling purposes.

“We have now implemented this clever idea at all sites in American,” says Jenny, head of Idea Management/Employee Suggestion Program at Elkem. ”This shows once again how often simple methods lead to an outstanding solution for a potential problem-if you just look closely enough.” 

This year’s awards ceremony took place in an unusual form due to the coronavirus pandemic: virtually. The prize winners were very pleased, despite-or even in light of –the challenging situation.