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Posting Standard Operational Procedures

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In a weekly staff meeting, a safety zealot within the company proposes to place an informational sheet of standard operating procedures (SOP) placed at every machine and station. Many in the office see no reason to do so.

Do you believe that there is value to outlining SOP at every machine?

Explain your position and the benefit of either posting this or not posting it.

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I have concerns over the concept of placing an informational sheet of standard operating procedures at every machine and station, but overall the proposal is logical. In order to undertake this task, agreement must be reached as to the correct procedures. This will take time and resources, however, there is benefit in agreeing on best practices (along the same lines of Frederick Taylor and scientific management). ...

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This solution discusses if it is a reasonable suggestion to post standard operating procedures at every machine in a workplace.

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