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Safety - Risk Management Work Systems

All organizations have safety and risk management work systems. However, they may not be very effective. These key work systems help leaders and their work teams control costs, improve processes, and exceed customer expectations. Also, effective investigation processes, safeguard use, and proactive mistake proofing efforts are part of an effective safety and risk management work system.

The most effective work systems, of any type, engage all work team members in the daily pursuit of operational excellence. My approaches center around such a theme. Additionally, the front line supervisor, or work team leader, serves as the key driver of such daily efforts.

To minimize risk, I help leaders and work teams use and improve these key approaches. Effective customer relationship building is a key element across all of these work processes. Virtual coaching and workshop delivery serve as my primary ‘best practice sharing’ vehicles. However, you will find many best practice tools and processes on this site.

Also, I regularly teach the VIRTUAL 3-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis course. Please contact me if you have interest in either area.

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Enjoy these best practice work system posts. Thank you for the visit, please come back, and keep improving!

Keep improving!

Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems

kevin@greatsystems.com

20 01, 2022

Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask

By |2022-04-05T01:55:54-07:00January 20th, 2022|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask

Five Bad Root Cause Analysis Questions You Should Never Ask by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems How effective are your root cause analysis questions? As a Western culture, we don’t do very well when it comes to root cause analysis. All too often, we blame people, equipment, or the weather. You can hear it at [...]

7 07, 2021

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

By |2022-04-05T01:58:40-07:00July 7th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices

Effective Work Team Job Preparation Best Practices By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail I was destined to cross paths with the notion of [...]

30 06, 2021

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

By |2022-05-12T01:14:13-07:00June 30th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Why Our Corrective Actions Fail

Why Our Corrective Actions Fail by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Tens of thousands of corrective and preventive actions cross my eyes and pass through my ears as time passes. Over time, I began to see a definite pattern. It wasn’t the obvious ‘most of our fixes are weak’ pattern many people see [...]

20 06, 2021

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

By |2022-05-12T01:12:41-07:00June 20th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on How to Write Effective Corrective Actions

How to Write Effective Corrective Actions By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems A well-written corrective action clearly defines how to modify a process, or alter a piece of equipment, in order to reduce the potential for future human error or equipment failure. When we modify a process, we can add, or delete, one [...]

26 05, 2021

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

By |2022-04-04T02:01:59-07:00May 26th, 2021|Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance

Keys to Effective Work Team Rule Compliance By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems The following article comes from my book, “Error Proof – How to Daily Goofs for Good.” You can buy the print or eBook at Amazon.com. When I work with groups to help them improve their processes, one of the first questions [...]

25 05, 2021

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

By |2022-04-05T02:01:32-07:00May 25th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement

Four Steps to Effective Rule Enforcement By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems One of the key reasons people make mistakes is that they don’t follow the rules. There are multiple reasons to explain why people break the rules, but we all too often fail to effectively address them to improve rule compliance, let [...]

4 04, 2021

Five Mistake Proofing Strategies for Error Free Work

By |2022-04-20T03:32:04-07:00April 4th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Five Mistake Proofing Strategies for Error Free Work

Five Mistake Proofing Strategies for Error Free Work By  Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems How mistake proof can you be? How many days can you go without making a mistake? Is it realistic to expect yourself, let alone anyone else, to make it through even one day without at least one [...]

9 02, 2021

Examining Job Hazard Analysis Effectiveness – Baldrige Style

By |2022-03-27T11:15:41-07:00February 9th, 2021|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Examining Job Hazard Analysis Effectiveness – Baldrige Style

Examining Job Hazard Analysis Effectiveness - Baldrige Style by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer and Systems Guy, Great Systems For over 20 years now, I have had the pleasure to serve as a Baldrige Performance Excellence award Examiner. Plus, I have taught over 425 TapRooT® root cause analysis courses over the past seventeen-plus years. Combined, these experiences [...]

22 09, 2020

Top Seven Equipment Reliability Improvement Tips

By |2022-04-05T02:07:31-07:00September 22nd, 2020|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Top Seven Equipment Reliability Improvement Tips

My Top Seven Equipment Reliability Improvement Tips by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems How Do You Measure Equipment Reliability? An organization needs an effective equipment reliability improvement process for two main reasons. First, such a process helps minimize process costs. More importantly, it helps ensure that the company can deliver the products or services its customers [...]

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