How Six Sigma Can Improve Your Safety Performance

Six Sigma is the evolution of statistical quality improvement processes that have been used extensively to improve manufacturing and other process-related industries. How good is Six Sigma? It is a statistical measure of variability or standard deviation. The Six Sigma process calculates to 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Needless to say, that is near perfect … Continue reading How Six Sigma Can Improve Your Safety Performance

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Do You Gemba?

"Gemba Walk" by Bill Wilder in Learning is Change Gemba is rarely found at an executive desk. Instead, you'll find it on the shop floor. Or in the marketing department. Or at a customer's place of business. Gemba. Mention it outside lean manufacturing circles, and you're likely to draw a blank stare. So, what is … Continue reading Do You Gemba?

“What Drives Wedges Between Management and Workers?”

April 5, 2014 John Dyer, President, JD&A -- Process Innovation Company Forget the fancy slogans. Provide employees with the tools, materials and support they need to get to the root cause of problems and permanently improve the process. A vast majority of the employees want to do a good job, want to feel proud of … Continue reading “What Drives Wedges Between Management and Workers?”

Infographic: Job Hazard Analysis – “How Does It Work?”

Job hazard analysis (JHA) is step-by-step method of analyzing a job or task to uncover its potential and actual dangers. In a JHA, tasks are broken down into a series of basic steps. Each step is analyzed for hazards, and safe work practices are developed to reduce or eliminate these hazards. This infographic will guide … Continue reading Infographic: Job Hazard Analysis – “How Does It Work?”