Safety – Risk Management Work Systems

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

9 02, 2021

Examining Job Hazard Analysis Effectiveness – Baldrige Style

By |2021-09-07T15:56:52-07:00February 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 help [...]

22 09, 2020

Top Seven Equipment Reliability Improvement Tips

By |2021-12-22T02:49:36-08:00September 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 get products or services to its customers [...]

10 06, 2019

Effective Rule Enforcement

By |2021-08-18T15:38:07-07:00June 10th, 2019|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems, Work Team Leadership and Coaching|Comments Off on Effective Rule Enforcement

Effective Rule Enforcement – Exploring Alternatives to Discipline By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems This article builds on a 2017 article that provided four steps to effective rule enforcement. In that foundational article, I focused on the need for clear, well-communicated rules that are consistently enforced through the use of primarily positive, and in some [...]

29 07, 2018

How Effective are Your Risk Reduction Recipes?

By |2021-12-12T03:36:46-08:00July 29th, 2018|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on How Effective are Your Risk Reduction Recipes?

How Effective are Your Risk Reduction Recipes? By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Rarely do I come across organizations that do not want to minimize the risk of their operations. At the same time, I consistently come across people who underestimate the types of systemic changes they need to actually realize and sustain such a [...]

3 04, 2018

Top Five Tips for Effective Evidence Collection

By |2021-12-22T02:51:12-08:00April 3rd, 2018|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Top Five Tips for Effective Evidence Collection

Top Five Tips for Effective Evidence Collection By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Several years ago, I contributed a chapter to a John Wiley textbook on loss prevention engineering methods. My chapter focused on conducting effective incident investigations, which includes evidence collection. I also find that a lot of my TapRooT® root cause analysis [...]

20 03, 2018

Measuring Investigator Competency

By |2021-09-07T11:52:09-07:00March 20th, 2018|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on Measuring Investigator Competency

How are You Measuring Investigator Competency? By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Most organizations these days have at least thought about the need to create competency models for all formal job positions. Typically, these models focus more on skill definition than they do on consistent daily skill application of the necessary competencies. In [...]

5 03, 2018

RFID Tag Application – Should We Tag Them All?

By |2021-12-21T02:44:44-08:00March 5th, 2018|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on RFID Tag Application – Should We Tag Them All?

RFID Tag Application - Should We Tag Them All? By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems This post is taken from a chapter from Kevin’s book Error Proof – How to Stop Daily Goofs for Good. The book can be purchased in both e-book and hard copy form from Amazon.com. I came across the Celebration [...]

15 06, 2017

Measuring Investigation Process Effectiveness

By |2021-08-30T10:05:18-07:00June 15th, 2017|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|0 Comments

Measuring Investigation Process Effectiveness By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems Recently, I received a great e-mail question from one of my TapRooT® root cause analysis course participants. His question was basic, but meaningful. “What are your thoughts on measuring investigation process effectiveness?” he asked. He went on to explain that he wanted my [...]

1 06, 2017

How Confusing are Your Equipment Controls?

By |2021-12-12T02:51:46-08:00June 1st, 2017|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|0 Comments

Confusing Equipment Controls by Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems In the 2017 release of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel, Rocket Raccoon desperately tries to make sure that Baby Groot detonates a nuclear device correctly. If Baby Groot is successful, he just might help save the galaxy once again. If he fails, all [...]

14 05, 2017

How to Measure Safeguard Effectiveness

By |2021-12-22T02:56:15-08:00May 14th, 2017|Process Improvement and Lean Six Sigma, Safety - Risk Management Work Systems|Comments Off on How to Measure Safeguard Effectiveness

How to Measure Safeguard Effectiveness By Kevin McManus, Chief Excellence Officer, Great Systems After posting my article on evaluating safeguard effectiveness, I received several requests regarding HOW to measure workplace safety safeguard effectiveness. How do you measure safeguard effectiveness? Over the past few weeks, as I have thought about this question and explored it further [...]

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