Lean safety workshop scheduled at Virginia Tech

Lean@VirginiaTech will host a “Why Lean Safety?” workshop on October 26 and 27, 2011 in the Raleigh-Durham airport area and share insights on how to best manage safety issues using Lean principles. This two-day workshop provides a framework explaining how to combine Lean principles with your safety program to achieve effectiveness and efficiency. Lean principles help in freeing-up resources for pro-active and preventive safety activities as well as supporting the establishment of a world-class safety culture in your organization. Quality background material combined with real life examples will help you identify, analyze, and solve problems around your safety program.

Lean@VirginiaTech is a student-driven, faculty-supported, non-profit initiative that helps organizations become more efficient and more competitive through Lean transformations. Lean is a management philosophy emphasizing the creation of value from the customer’s point of view without waste. Lean@VirginiaTech has two major goals; providing an opportunity for students to experience real world examples through company visits and research projects, and creating an information platform for organizations to “Learn to be Lean” and share their Lean transformation experiences with other organizations, students, and faculty.

Lean@VirginiaTech has organized two well-received workshops in the past year. The “Why Lean?” workshop, held on November 22 and 23, 2010 in Richmond, VA, provided an opportunity for companies to get familiar with the Lean concept and supporting tools and how to apply Lean principles into their processes. The “Why Lean Administration?” workshop held on March 29 and 30, 2011 in Morrisville, NC provided guidance on how to apply Lean principles in administration and how to create efficient and transparent administrative processes. Both events were supported by well-known Lean experts from the Lean Global Network (LGN) who shared success stories and challenges in regards to Lean transformations.

We are very much looking forward to work with you on Lean Safety at our “Why Lean Safety?” workshop on October 26 and 27, 2011 in the Raleigh-Durham airport area.

SOURCE: Virginia Tech

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