Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change

Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change

By: Robert B. Hafey (author)Paperback

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A Lean Safety Gemba Walk is a walk through the work area (Gemba) that focuses on the continuous improvement of safety. When conducted in a respectful manner, by skilled facilitators, Safety Gemba Walks can have a dramatic long-lasting impact on the culture of a business. Lean Safety Gemba Walks: A Methodology for Workforce Engagement and Culture Change is a follow-up to the author's bestselling book, Lean Safety, published in 2010. It is a natural progression from the philosophical overview provided by Lean Safety to the reality of the application of those principles in facilities around the world. This book presents a collection of Lean Safety Gemba Walk case studies that are based on the author's experiences over the last four years. As the stories unfold, readers are transported on a journey of discovery through the Gemba and begin to see safety differently just as those who physically participated. Illustrating the importance of employee engagement and culture change, the book provides you with the tools to engage managers, employees, and hourly staff in the continuous improvement of safety. The concepts covered will allow you to empower employees to make a difference in their safety culture rather than simply complying with safety rules.

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About Author

Robert B. Hafey, an operations and Lean professional, spent over 40 years working in manufacturing at U.S. Steel Corporation and Flexco. His first book, Lean Safety-Transforming Your Safety Culture with Lean Management, was the first to link the topics of Lean and safety. This positioned him to build a successful Lean consulting business-RBH Consulting LLC. Mr. Hafey firmly believes in the email signature tagline he created, "You can continuously cope, or you can continuously improve-the choice is yours!" Hafey considers continuous improvement a creative endeavor and shares his passion for the topic wherever and whenever possible.


The Common Objective-Impact the Culture by Building Trust Compliance-Based Safety-Not Good Enough Behavior-Based Safety versus Lean Safety Living Injury-Free Every Day versus Living Painkiller-Free Every Day A Safety Walk versus a Safety Gemba Walk Product Flow Material Handling Methods Storage Containers Plant Layout Block Diagramming Relationship Diagramming Rules for Engagement Case Studies Metal Fabrication Operation, Ohio Electrical Cabinet Assembly Operation, Indiana Distribution Center, Nevada Transformer Manufacturer: Power Partners, Inc., Athens, Georgia Industrial Distributor, Pennsylvania Mining and Metals: Metinvest, Donetsk, Ukraine Food Plant, Australia Chemical Plant: Nufarm Limited, Victoria, Australia Lean Safety Workshop/Kaizen Event Feedback Impressions-What impressed you the most? What can you take away and apply in your workplace? Learnings-Personal Learnings for me Recreational Vehicle Plant, United States Food Plant, United States Sheet Metal Fabrication Plant: KSO Metalfab Inc., Streamwood, Illinois Medical Device Component Plant: Specialty Silicone Fabricators, Paso Robles, California Coiled Metal Processing Plant, Australia Medical Products Plant, Australia Heavy Machined Products Plant, United States Custom Field Service Vehicle Plant: Stellar Industries, Inc., Garner, Iowa Machining and Assembly Operation, Canada Sheet Metal Products Plant, Canada Beverage Can Operation, United Kingdom Process Production Operation, Australia Conclusion Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/01/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781482258981
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 173
  • ID: 9781482258981
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 1482258986

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