Here’s a pretty glowing article about how NUMMI, the Toyota/GM joint venture plant in Fremont CA, focuses on employee health and safety. When I visited NUMMI last year, one of our hosts, a GM employee, was pretty sour on Toyota and claimed that GM did a much better job on safety. That sounded like sour grapes to me.
That said, Toyota gets pretty overwhelming positive press in the news. I’m certainly a fan of Toyota, but this article reads like a press release. It’s sad that GM is constantly being beat up on the front page of the WSJ almost weekly.
What do you think? Is Toyota really that good on health and safety? Does the press take it easy on them, or are they just reporting a good example that we should all follow?
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