Safety-driven employee engagement

March 19, 2019 | 8:00 am to March 20, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Member Fee: $845
Non-Member Fee: $995
Student Member Fee: $845


Dentsply Sirona
38 West Clarke Ave.
Milford, Delaware

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 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. Day one of this workshop will be held in a classroom. On day two, attendees will be formed into safety kaizen teams and will work on the shop floor.


Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures and markets comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands.


Day 1:
8:00 a.m.   -   8:30 a.m.  Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.   -   8:45 a.m.  Introductions
8:45 a.m.   - 10:30 a.m.  Presentation/group activities
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Break
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Presentation/group activities
2:00 p.m.   - 3:30 p.m.    Break
3:30 p.m.                         Adjourn

Day 2:
8:00 a.m.   - 8:30 a.m.    Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.   - 9:00 a.m.    Kaizen team training
9:00 a.m.   - 11:30 a.m.  Kaizen teams take gemba walks
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Kaizen teams prepare for report out
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 p.m.   - 1:45 p.m.    Kaizen teams prepare for report out
1:45 p.m.   - 3:00 p.m.    Teams present to management team
3:00 p.m.                         Adjourn


Robert Hafey

Robert Hafey is a continuous improvement and lean facilitator with a broad range of operational, maintenance and safety experience. He is the author of "Lean Safety: Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management."

  • Understand the link between lean and safety improvement activities.
  • Participate in activities to help improve employee safety and operational continuous improvement when you return to your facility.
  • Understand ergonomic related injury risks and how eliminating them can reduce operational process cycle times.
  • Operational and lean professionals who would like to learn how to move their lean efforts forward by focusing on safety
  • Individuals who have safety responsibilities and feel disconnected from their company’s lean efforts
  • Senior leaders who want to engage their workforce in meaningful, culturally-impacting activities
  • Safety team/committee members who want to learn how lean tools and techniques can drive safety improvements

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $150 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.