The continuous improvement of safety practices is an indispensable facet of any organization's operations. It goes far beyond mere compliance with regulations; it is a commitment to the well-being of employees, stakeholders, and the broader community. Safety measures are not static; they must evolve to address emerging risks, changing circumstances, and evolving technologies. By prioritizing the ongoing enhancement of safety protocols, organizations not only reduce the likelihood of accidents, injuries, and environmental damage but also bolster their reputation and trust among employees and the public. Moreover, a culture of continuous improvement in safety practices fosters a proactive approach to risk management, ultimately leading to safer, more resilient, and more sustainable operations.
The primary focus of a Lean Six Sigma Red Belt is the continuous improvement of safety practices. Lean Six Sigma and Safety may seem to be two completely different concepts, but in reality, businesses can use Lean Six Sigma concepts to increase safety. The Lean methodology helps ensure a company's safety practices evolve with its growth.
Who should attend?
The Lean Six Sigma Red Belt in Safety training course includes all of the course work required to learn the system.
You will be mailed a physical certificate & transcripts, which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing. (US Members).
History of Six Sigma
- Why is Six Sigma used in business, and where did it come from.
- Learning Outcome: The student will be able to define Six Sigma. They will understand what Six Sigma is, and is not.
- General understand of Lean
- Learning Outcome: The student will be able to define Lean.
The Importance of Safety
- An unsafe work environment cannot be ignored.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn the importance of safety, general legal responsibilities, discuss OSHA, and define risk and benefits.
Six Sigma Red Belt in Safety
- What is a Six Sigma Red Belt in Safety?
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn the difference between a Red Belt in Safety and a Safety Manager. Roles of the Red Belt in Safety.
Risk Areas of Focus
- What are the risks that businesses face, and how can Lean Six Sigma help? This program is going to focus on five specific risks. We’ve chosen to focus on these five because they represent broad risks that can affect any industry. Undoubtedly, there are hundreds of other risks that you, your co-workers, or your company may face each day. As a certified Red Belt, you’ll need to have a thorough understanding of your industry and the unique needs of your organization.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn five area’s of risk. Fire, sound, chemical/electric, transport, machinery. Discuss the risk, the assessment of that risk, prevention techniques, and the communication requirements of the risk.
- Implementing fire safety requires an understanding of the different causes and types of fires as well as effective assessments and prevention methods.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn fire prevention basics: Fire risk, common causes (Equipment, Chemicals and gases, Electrical, Flammable products, Lightning, Arson, Fireworks, Smoking, Candles), classes of fires, assessments, prevention, Gemba, Gemba Walk, Genbutsu, Communication, 1 case study.
- Sound is an easily overlooked but serious hazard that must be addressed.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn levels of noise, assessment techniques (Octave band analyzers), OSHA recommendations, risk assessment example form, PPE, HPPE, environmental changes, work environment & 5S, 5S defined, 1 case study.
Chemical and Electrical Hazards
- Chemical and electrical hazards occur even in seemingly safe environments.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn chemicals come in liquid, gas, and powder forms, OSHA list, different chemicals risks, Material Safety Data Sheets, four different ways to control exposure, electrical dangers, policies and controls.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- A systematized technique that identifies and ranks the potential failure modes.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn how FMEA acts as a way of identifying and preventing problems before they occur. Risk priority number (RPN), Process FMEA, ‘RPN = severity X occurrence X detection’
Process safety management (PSM)
- To help ensure safe and healthful workplaces, OSHA has issued the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard (29 CFR 1910.119)
- Learning Outcome: The student will review the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals standard (29 CFR 1910.119)
- Transportation occurs on both the roadways and company property.
- Learning Outcome: The student will assess transportation hazards, risk assessment, on-site, off-site, policies to prevent injury, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), Five Why (5 Why).
- While machines have the potential to improve productivity and make some tasks easier, they can also increase risks to employee safety.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn to identify machines and their risks, establish safeguards, limit use, care and maintenance, Womack’s Principle, Kaizen.
- Safety programs require performing a risk assessment, establishing goals and objectives, developing policies and procedures, and training employees to adhere to the program guidelines.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn about risk assessments, descriptive vs numeric goals, Objectives, policies and procedures, safety policies, training.
- Every safety program requires careful monitoring.
- Learning Outcome: The student will learn about key performance indicators, audits and inspections, reports of incidents, assess data.
This material is not required, however it will assist you in becoming certified. It can be found through most online book stores
- Paul F. English (November 21, 2011), Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process, ISBN-13: 978-1439821121
Course delivery details
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Certification / Credits
Lean Six Sigma Red Belt in Safety (LSSRBS)™
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