Pharmaceutical company saves €2 million by investing in health and safety

Cork-based Janssen Pharmaceutical, part of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), saved €2 million in addition to reducing safety risk to employees during the upgrade of the company’s powder handling facility.

Design improvements resulted in a significantly reduced risk of ergonomic issues, superior manual handling facilities, the elimination of cleaning at heights and changes in the assembly and disassembly of heavy equipment.

Janssen Pharmaceuticals  Michael Daly, Operator and Safety Representative at Janssen  Michael Daly at the launch of Lif€ Savings Ireland

(Left to right: Janssen Pharmaceutical’s premises in Cork, Ireland; Michael Daly, Operator and Safety Representative at Janssen and IOSH Chartered Member at the improved facility; Michael Daly presenting Janssen’s health and safety initiative at the launch of Lif€ Savings Ireland)

Operator and Safety Representative and IOSH Chartered member Michael Daly was part of the project team and focused on health and safety concerns in the design, construction, testing, training and operational stages of the facility.  

​He said: “The initiative was successful because everyone’s voice was heard – regardless of which part of the business they worked in. 
“One of Johnson and Johnson’s credo values is to look after the welfare of workers and this project has delivered on this from a health and safety perspective. We were also able to demonstrate that health and safety is a key element of all of our business activities.” 

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Lif€ Savings launch

Hear Michael Daly on how Janssen Pharmaceutical saved €2 million in one year.

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Lif€ savings Ireland launched in Ireland

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