E6S-129 It's Not Easy Being Green in 5S - 10 Tips How With Brion Hurley

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Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  In this episode number 129, we welcome back Brion Hurley to speak about how he sees a 5S event from the environmental side.  It's not easy being green.  If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes.  It's easy.  Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done!  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-129 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes  http://bit.ly/E6S-Donate


About Brion Hurley

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Brion Hurley is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with over 15 years experience in a corporate environment. He holds several certifications on the "greener" side of manufacturing and is a subject matter expert in sustainability. Brion holds a BS Statistics, and a MS in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa.  Brion thanks his wife for inspiring his interest in environmental issues, and he quickly saw the connection between environmental problems and business problems. So he set out to learn more and make it his personal mission.  Brion is a consultant, trainer, speaker, blogger and podcaster in Lean Six Sigma and Sustainability best practices.



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Article: 10 Tips for Greening Your 5S Workplace Organization Events


With some prior planning and thought, and making your team aware of some of these negatives, you can make it a successful “green” 5S event.                

I            Here are 10 tips to address these environmental impacts

a.        1)        Include ES&H representatives

b.      2)         Use safe cleaning supplies

c.       3)         Avoid disposable towels and wipes

d.      4)         Use eco-friendly tape to outline and mark off designated areas.

e.       5)         Isolate the trash before removal

i.      1.         Waste Pyramid - Refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, dispose

f.       6)         Implement a yellow tag system

g.      7)         Laminate documents and papers

h.      8)         Use light and low-toxic paints

i.        9)         Ask around before ordering new

j.        10)       Mark and properly label waste streams

II         - Biggest failure I had with 5S

III      - 5S overkill (outlining monitors and pencils)

IV      - True purpose of 5S (save time and make problems visible)

V         - Electronic 5S, why isn't it catching on?


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