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Lean safety

Focusing on safety to move lean forward

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 the acceptance of lean while you improve safety in your facility. Everyone will rally around safety for it is, and should be everyone’s first priority.


Discover how to positively impact the safety of others, and move lean forward, by using lean management techniques. 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. On the safety side, 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. Attendees will participate in group exercises that will help improve the safety program in their facilities.


For ten years, RBH Consulting has assisted companies focus on continuous improvement safety in order to build trust and move lean forward. www.leansafetybook.com

Presenter: Robert Hafey

Robert Hafey is passionate about continuous improvement and has a broad range of operational, maintenance and safety experience. He authored the only book that links lean to safety, "Lean Safety – Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management." In 2014, a follow-up book, "Lean Safety Gemba Walks – A Workforce Engagement and Culture Change Methodology," was published. Hafey has presented CI material at AME, SME, PMA, CME, APICS, NIBA, Manufacturing Institute (Manchester, UK), NAEM, Assembly Technology Expo, MRO Today, IMTS and Reliable Plant sponsored conferences. He has conducted events in China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Ukraine, Canada and the US.