• Improving Workplace Safety With Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Jeffrey Dalto

    Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He writes most of the articles on the Convergence Training blog. Jeff has worked in education/training for more than 20 years and in safety training for more than 10 years.

  • Tim Yaotomesays:
    11/07/2018 at 7:38 pm Reply

    I love how you explained the word “kaizen” as a way to promote continuous improvement by creating smaller improvements that leads to big effects. For a concrete example: would upgrading a factory’s air conditioning system be of help to keep maintaining the proper temperature around the factory? Also, would adding in facilities that improve air quality help increase employee productivity?

    • Isabella Andersensays:
      04/02/2019 at 10:41 am Reply

      Hi Tim,

      Upgrading a factory’s air conditioning system is a good example of an improvement that could actually have more than one benefit. For employees who work in the factory, working in cooler temperatures should enhance productivity and reduce fatigue. From a safety standpoint, it could also reduce the possibility and/or frequency of heat-related illnesses. From a production standpoint, it could also reduce the possibility of machines and equipment overheating and prematurely wearing out.

      If upgrading the air conditioning system isn’t feasible, improving the ventilation to improve indoor air quality can also provide benefits for worker health by removing particles, vapors, fumes or other contaminants that may have the potential to cause acute or chronic health problems.

      Thanks,
      Isabella

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