Georgia Tech/Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership 
Beginner level
Intermediate level
Advanced level

Value added safety


This is a four-hour workshop and is combined with the Leader Standard Work: Going to the gemba with purpose workshop, another four-hour workshop.

This session will look at the conflict between safety and productivity goals in traditional organizations and how those barriers can be broken down through collaborative process improvement efforts. Value-Added Safety is an integrated problem solving approach that connects workplace hazards with process wastes, promoting organizational collaboration and win-win scenarios across production and EHS functional areas.  Attendees will learn the basic principles for Value-Added Safety, along with the benefits of lean thinking for reducing safety and health risks:

  • SEE hazards in the workplace
  • CONNECT hazards to operational wastes
  • LEVERAGE lean thinking to develop integrated solutions
  • HOLD safety, productivity and quality goals in alignment