Overcoming Challenges in Kaizen Implementation: Strategies for Success

Implementing Kaizen requires overcoming various challenges to ensure its successful adoption and integration into an organization’s culture. This article explores common obstacles faced during Kaizen implementation and provides strategies and solutions to overcome them, enabling organizations to reap the benefits of continuous improvement. Identifying Resistance to Change: Discuss the common resistance to change that can

An Introduction to GHS for Your Facility

GHS label on a lab container

GHS is an important system that businesses use when classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals. IT stands for, “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.” Companies use this system to help improve workplace safety and ensure anyone who works with or around potentially dangerous chemicals can be as safe as possible. There are many

Visual Safety: Creating Signs & Labels

Creating Signs and Labels

Good labeling and sign practices are critical to keeping workers, employees, and facility visitors safe. So, how can you ensure your visual communication is the best it can be? Let’s look at how to either acquire or create high-quality and well-designed labels and signs. We will concentrate on just those areas where signs and labels

Floor Signs and Floor Markings

floor signs and floor marking

Floor markings and floor signs are a critical element to any visual safety program. While most already know about and utilize wall signs and labels, floor signs and floor markings present a new opportunity to communicate with your workers. Many manufacturing facilities would have a much higher accident and/or fatality rate if it were not

Safety Lean Manufacturing – 5 Ways to Combine Safety and Lean

Safety Lean Manufacturing

Improving and Implementing Safety Lean Manufacturing When people look at facility improvement opportunities they often look at process improvement methodologies, such as Lean Manufacturing. Another thing that is commonly reviewed is facility safety improvements. In many cases, however, they don’t see that using lean manufacturing techniques can often also provide safety improvements. Thinking about safety

Continuous Improvement Applied to Safety at Toyota

Safety, Equipment

A recent article at EHS Today explains how a Toyota plant that manufactures forklifts in Columbus, Ind., makes safety a part of daily life. The facility refers to its safety system as K-HYP, which standards for “kaizen” (continuous improvement) and “How’s your process?” At the facility, safety is a topic of discussion at morning meetings, and