Lean IT and Business

< 1 min read Steve Bell – Lean IT and Business Details. Lean IT expert Steve Bell helps solve the long-standing battle between a company’s goal of Continuous Improvement and IT’s perceived lack of agility. It’s a constant friction between managemeet wanting computer/network changes now, and IT wanting to slow the pace and do it right. Hear about Kaizen, and how IT departments are now considered strategic partners in business planning, due to so much online interaction with the …

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High Noise Levels Cause Injuries

5 min read Loud workplaces are unsafe Details. If you have to shout to be heard by a coworker, even though they’re right next to you, you’re at a higher risk for on-the-job injuries. Prof. Tony Leroux of the University of Montréal tells about his group’s recent study on hearing loss related to work-related injuries. This new study says if you already have noise-induced hearing loss, injury risk is substantially greater. Dan Clark interviews Prof. Leroux who also …

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Are Workers Good Safety Observers?

9 min read Can you count on regular employees to monitor safety? Details. Can you count on regular employees to monitor safety? Cary Usrey of Predictive Solutions gives his opinion, and the research to back it up. Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. Cary graduated with his Associate’s Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is a member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and …

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Starting A Visual Workplace, Pt. 1

14 min read Gwendolyn Galsworth Pt. 1 – Visual Thinking Details. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, the president and founder of Visual Thinking, Inc., 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 A Visual Workplace, Pt. 2

11 min read Gwendolyn Galsworth Pt. 2 – Visual Thinking Details. 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 …

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