Safety Experts Talk

Safety Experts Talk offers relevant, on-topic interviews with industry leaders in safety, 5S, Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement genres. Podcasts are 30 minutes or less and cover PPE, safety software, tools, GHS labeling standards, and more. You'll find a rich library of safety related topics.

 

The Virtual Suggestion Box

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20 min read The old suggestion box used to be a fair way for employees to offer ideas at their organization. However, over the years, it’s become a rusty, forgotten box with little hope of future use. In this podcast, Rich Kneece of The Massachusetts Technology Corporation tells about their product Vocoli, an application designed to accept employee input via computer or mobile device. The result is instant information which management can use to implement change faster. It’s …

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Kaizen Events That Rock

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13 min read Kaizen events that rock—time to increase efficiency in your organization! Lean/Six Sigma expert Mark Hamel tells of how to implement a Kaizen event. Mark is the award-winning author of the Kaizen Event Fieldbook. Mark also created and writes the lean blog “Gemba Tales.” The always-busy author is also the cofounder of another blog, “Lean Math.” Mark writes columns for Quality Digest as well. Mr. Hamel has successfully coached lean leaders, and conducted numerous training sessions …

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Why Workers Resist Lean Culture

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12 min read Why do workers resist lean culture? Lean methodology expert Karen Wilhelm explains why employees are often suspicious of lean, and how to get them on board. In this podcast, Ms. Wilhelm talks about a human behavior study done years ago by anthropologists led by Dr. Margaret Mead, and how this old study fit into Lean methodology at a business. Karen is a lifelong learner who specializes in Lean thinking. She has worked over 20 years …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 2

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11 min read Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In this 2nd podcast with Dr. Galsworth, she points out that Visuality will create new efficiencies in the workplace. However, workers should not worry about being eliminated. Gwendolyn also tells of her career history, how she worked with Norman Bodek, and was apprentice to the great Shigeo Shingo who is regarded as an expert in …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 1

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14 min read Starting A Visual Workplace—improving efficiency with Visuality. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains better work flow through visual devices. Dr. Galsworth defines the Visual Workplace as “A work environment that is self ordering, self explaining, self regulating and self improving where what is supposed to happen does happen on time, every time, day or night, because of visual devices.” She expands on this definition, and describes how Lean, 5S and Six Sigma can compliment the system set …

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Starting Lean Six Sigma, Pt. 2

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9 min read Starting Lean Six Sigma, Pt. 2 continues with Six Sigma Black Belt Chuck Hardy. Chuck tells of the value of a mentor. He offers advice on books to help anyone on their Lean / Six Sigma quest. Mr. Hardy also gives insight on 5S programs. Brandon Nys discusses Chuck’s history with Eastman Kodak and Lockheed Martin, and is now working for a non-profit, NMEDA, The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. In part 1, Chuck discussed …

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Starting Lean Six Sigma, Pt. 1

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13 min read Starting Lean Six Sigma with an expert. Chuck Hardy is a Black Belt in Six Sigma. Chuck tells of lean as a cultural thing. Brandon Nys and Kyle Holland interview Chuck about lean and Six Sigma systems. In this podcast, you’ll hear how workers and managers can include lean culture at home or at work, no matter what field they’re in. Chuck emphasizes the value of left and right brain thinkers into a lean culture, …

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Lean Methodology In Healthcare

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13 min read Lean Methodology In Healthcare — hear Mark Graban on 5S, Six Sigma, and “lean Sigma” in the medical world. Mark Graban is the CIO of KaiNexus, a technology and software company enabling continuous improvement in organizations. Brandon Nys talks with Mr. Graban about his experience as consultant, speaker and author on lean efficiencies in healthcare. Mark wrote the Shingo Award winning “Lean Hospitals,” plus other books, “Healthcare Kaizen” and “The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen.” …

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10 Rules For Forklift Safety

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6 min read 10 Rules For Forklift Safety can keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the job. Some forklift safety tips are obvious, some not-so. New drivers and experienced pros can benefit from this podcast. Brandon Nys interviews Antonio Ferraro, one of the blog writers for Creative Safety Supply. Antonio is well versed in this critical area of safety with the powered industrial truck known as the forklift. Below the transcript is a SlideShare about forklift safety, plus …

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Safety Experts Talk – Overview

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2 min read Safety Experts Talk is the place where manufacturing and construction experts discuss safety and continuous improvement. Listen to keep workers safe. Welcome to the podcast series. The interviews last up to one hour, and include topics such as 5S, lean, Six Sigma, electrical safety, hazcom, and OSHA rules. Hosts Brandon Nys and Dan Clark of Creative Safety Supply explain the scope of the series in this introductory podcast. TRANSCRIPT (:00) Brandon Nys: Welcome to Safety …

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