A common requirement to attain either world-class lean or world-class safety is ongoing engagement of the workforce. Lean thinkers agree that culturally impacting employee engagement leads to long-term lean success. Too often lean has been used as a cost savings methodology by management and as a result gaining employee interest and buy-in can be difficult. This workshop suggests a different path to lean success – a safe path.
By using some of the common tools in a lean thinker’s tool box and focusing on safety instead of cycle time, you can easily start to build an understanding and acceptance of lean while you improve safety in your facility. Safety compliance (OSHA) is the focal point of most safety programs. Reacting to injuries and near misses is the norm. Yet an opportunity exists to proactively engage the workforce in a meaningful safety improvement program. How better to show respect for people. Day one of this 2-day workshop will be held in a classroom. On day two, the attendees will be formed into safety kaizen teams and will work on the shop floor (gemba).
This workshop will:
- Highlight the connection between safety and lean process improvements.
- Turn accident/incident investigations into a continuous improvement activity.
- Demonstrate how basic lean tools are as applicable to safety as they are to lean.
- Include a Lean Safety Gemba Walk on which the attendees will learn how to coach others in safety improvement identification.
- Prepare all participants to make a safety difference in their place of employment.
About your presenter:
President RBH Consulting LLC and author
Continuous improvement, lean facilitator with a broad range of operational, maintenance and safety experience. Hafey is the author of “Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change” and “Lean Safety: Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management.” He focuses on the cultural side of lean and the strong connection between lean thinking and safety improvement.