Thank you for investigating this. However, with respect, there will always be any number stupid people working in packing, and singling out one such person and [unishing him does nothing to prevent a recurrence.
The real question is : what kind of systems do you already have in place to prevent this kind of error? and how are you improving them in the light of this mistake?
are you making sure that all packing staff are fully trained in safety before they start work on packing these cells? ( It occurs to me that, say, dramatic video about UPS Flight 6 would help to drive home how dangerous these cells can be, and ensure that lessons re. packing them properly are not very easily forgotten!)
do you have a rule that casual, agency workers (if employed by you) are never put to work on packing Li-ion cells? I say this because my work experience has shown me that one can not, realistically expect hard-pressed line managers to provide proper health and safety training for a constant stream of incoming temporary workers, never mind if the rules and regulations say that they should.
do you avoid setting such tight deadlines that the workers will naturally skimp on health and safety in their efforts to keep up and make a good impression on management?
I’m sure that a much longer list could be made, but these questions in particular are uppermost in my mind. Having worked on the shopfloor in several similar environments, I’m all-too-aware of the kind of compromises that are commonly made in the interests of efficiency and economy. These are largely not the shopfloor workers fault; After all, is usually his own health and safey that are compomised! But in desperate times, most human beings will go along with any kind of corner-cutting for the sake of feeding their kids and paying next month’s rent. Fear of losing their job if they don’t perform efficiently tends to override every other consideration, and a culture of devil-may-care bravado can grow up.
That’s how it is in the UK, anyway. I don’t know of any reason why it should n’t be much the same in China?