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 focused program. How better to show respect for people.
A common requirement to attain world-class lean or world-class safety is the ongoing engagement of the workforce. Lean thinkers agree that it's 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. Discover a different path to lean success – a safe path. By using some of the common tools in a lean thinker’s toolbox and focusing on safety instead of cycle time you can easily start to build an understanding and the acceptance of lean while improving safety in your facility.
RBH Consulting assists businesses on their lean journey by helping them understand that the safest and surest path to lean success is employee engagement. www.leansafetybook.com
Robert Hafey has facilitated workshops worldwide and works with individual clients to 'take the mean out of lean' by helping them to see the safe path to lean success. He is the author of "Lean Safety – Transforming Your Safety Culture with Lean Management" and "Lean Safety Gemba Walks – A Workforce Engagement and Culture Change Methodology."