Health and Wellness. MCFA goes to great lengths to ensure the health and wellness of its employees. The 2009 MCFA Health Fair was a week-long initiative focused on helping employees and their families improve their wellness levels, while also helping them become smarter health care consumers. Several vendors were on site at the fair to answer questions, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association. Employees also benefited from a free health screening to check various vitals, including blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index.
Employee Involvement. Each year, several office and plant employees volunteer their time as members of the Employee Activities Committee (EAC), an employee-driven MCFA organization that provides employees with an opportunity to raise funds, donate time and collect goods for various charities and public service organizations. In 2009, the Committee organized efforts to host the “Raise Our Forks” food drive for the Houston Food Bank, a toy collection for Toys for Tots and an employee garage sale, where all proceeds were donated to the United Way.
One Priority - Two Programs. MCFA formed the Manufacturing Safety and Training Department in April 2009 to focus on plant safety and awareness. The newly-formed department started two programs to help the awareness effort. The first program, Live Safety, was introduced to identify potential hazards in the workplace and ensure MCFA’s compliance with OSHA safety standards. Under the program, monthly safety audits are conducted in the plant, and all results and corrective actions are discussed with MCFA’s Director of Manufacturing. Another improvement program called “5S” (Sort, Shine, Set in Place, Standardize, Sustain) focuses on organization, cleanliness and standardization to improve workplace safety and efficiency. Since their inception, both programs have yielded positive results for MCFA, including improved employee morale and a noticeable reduction in workplace accidents.