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How Lean Tools and Techniques Can Drive Safety Improvement

Your Presenter: Robert B. Hafey
June 28 | 12:00pm EST | 90 minutes

A common requirement to attain either world class lean or world class safety is the ongoing engagement of the workforce. Lean thinkers all agree that it is this cultural changing employee engagement activity that 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 webinar 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 the 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 and bridge the trust gap.

  • Operational and lean professionals will learn how to move their lean efforts forward by focusing on safety
  • Individuals who have safety responsibilities and feel disconnected from a company’s lean efforts will better understand the value of lean
  • Senior leaders who want to engage their workforce in meaningful cultural impacting activities will be given a way forward
  • Participants will learn how lean tools and techniques can drive safety improvement