This session will provide a background on how lean thinking and tools can help safety and any HR function. Following the teachings of W. Edwards Deming, Toyota created a production system, now commonly referred to as lean production. What is not well understood is that “lean” works in any office and business, regardless of size. Whether healthcare, small enterprise, food service, or non – profit, “lean” can help improve teamwork, culture and drive continuous improvement, but only if we go back to basics and strip away the mystery that this thinking is only for the manufacturing floor. Participants in the session will gain new insight into both “how” and “why” standards should be developed.
Are you covered by OSHA’s HazCom Standard and worried about how you’re going to meet compliance with the new GHS alignment changes and phased-in compliance deadlines? With a little education and preparation, you can eliminate your transition concerns and ensure your organization is able to seamlessly meet OSHA’s series of phased-in HazCom 2012 compliance deadlines ― the first of which is Dec. 1, 2013. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of HazCom 2012, along with actionable steps you can take to manage the transition and comply with the approaching deadlines. This is a fast moving presentation that covers OSHA's adoption of GHS from both a theoretical and practical perspective. You'll learn what to do and why.