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GA 040 | Lean Safety with Robert Hafey

By Ron Pereira Updated on June 25th, 2021

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This episode’s guest is Robert Hafey. Robert has an impressive corporate background including many years at the U.S. Steel Corporation and later conveyor belt solutions manufacturer Flexco.

Bob and I explored how he goes about improving safety performance using the principles of lean. I think you’ll find that the concept of Lean Safety is applicable to all industries, not just manufacturing.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Robert (2:17)
  • Bob’s extensive manufacturing background (3:01)
  • What Lean Safety is, and what it isn’t (4:37)
  • All about Robert’s Lean Safety books and workshops (14:49)
  • The lean tools Robert uses to implement Lean Safety (17:10)
  • Robert’s advice for those interested in Lean Safety (19:26)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Robert (20:54)
  • The best advice Robert has ever received (23:22)
  • Robert’s personal productivity habit (24:31)

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