OSH 4309

Description

A look at safety management from the viewpoint of continual improvement using lean management techniques. Introduces techniques commonly utilized in quality management, such as Kaizen events, 5S, and Six Sigma techniques to safety and health management systems.

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate how lean tools, such as the facilitated Kaizen blitz and A3 problem solving, are applicable to safety.
  2. Recognize and describe the value of clearly definable and measurable standards and metrics as tools for improvement.
  3. Utilize lean tools to establish a safety culture and to ensure continuous improvement.
  4. Discuss how employees contribute, with lean tools, to the establishment of a world class safety culture.
  5. Explain why safety must be valued by leadership rather than only treated as a priority.
  6. Use lean tools to investigate and analyze accidents/incidents, and to prevent future occurrences.
  7. Describe how a highly effective safety program requires a world class safety culture.
  8. Discuss the role of all stakeholders, including employees, to think proactively and accept responsibility for safety and health.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

None

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