Reacting to injuries and near misses is the norm; but, you also have the opportunity to proactively engage your workforce through a meaningful safety improvement program that can help build (or fortify) your Lean culture.
This two-day workshop lays out a safe path to Lean success by using common tools in a Lean thinker’s toolbox and focusing on safety instead of cycle time. By switching this mindset, you can easily start to build an understanding and acceptance of Lean while you improve safety in your facility.
To positively impact the safety culture of a business, leaders must engage their employees as a coach – asking the right questions rather than having the right answers. Participants will learn how to engage employees in honest safety discussions that have a triple benefit: reduce the risk of injuries, proactively improve the safety of the work performed, and reduce the cycle time of the work processes.
We’ll spend day one of this workshop in the classroom, and on day two we’ll break into safety kaizen teams to work on the shop floor (Gemba).
The Lean Safety Gemba Walk 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.
Robert Hafey wants to change how the world views safety. After authoring a book about using Lean thinking and Lean tools to drive workplace safety improvement, he gave up the security of a 40-hour a week job to pursue his goal of positively impacting workplace safety. In addition to Lean consulting, he facilitates workshops, keynotes and speaks on the topic of Lean safety for organizations and businesses who want to make safety improvement part of their company culture.