Improving Safety with Lean - Tips and Techniques (Virtual Class) (New Orleans CoP)

July 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am (under construction)
July 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am, Central Time Zone
Virtual Class
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LCI New Orleans CoP

There is always a better way.  Learn how to improve job site safety by leveraging Lean strategies for collaboration, continuous improvement, and elimination of waste.  This interactive class is intended for superintendents, foreman, project managers, safety professionals, construction executives, building owners, and anyone responsible for safety in the workplace.  No previous Lean experience is required. 

This virtual class will introduce participants to:

  • Lean Visual Management tools geared towards safety
  • Plan, Do, Check, Adjust - a cycle for managing continuous improvement for both personal growth and team based improvements
  • Ways to leverage lagging and leading safety indicators for improving the job site safety culture by identifying drift and how to combat it.
  • The dangers of Drift - a gradual slip from best practices that can erode the safety culture in the workplace
  • 5S - a Lean practice for improving job site cleanliness and efficiency
  • Lean techniques for collaborative planning and problem solving that leverage a team’s collective expertise to mitigate safety risks and learn from mistakes.     

This event is co-sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute’s New Orleans Community of Practice and the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Bayou/New Orleans Chapter.  Both organizations are partnering to donate all proceeds from this event to unCommon Construction (, a 501c3 that provides local high-school students with paid apprenticeships building houses as a way to teach life skills and construction skills, while also providing equity award scholarships from the revenue from built projects.

The class size is limited to 30 attendees.
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Jeremy Atkinson, Project Manager - Landis Construction

Jeremy Atkinson is a Project Manager and Lean Coach/Facilitator at Landis Construction.  Jeremy’s career in Civilian Construction spans 10+ years, including management and safety roles for a multitude of Civil and Commercial construction projects.  Prior to entering civilian construction, Jeremy honed his leadership and management skills as an AIRBORNE US Army Combat Engineer SAPPER in the rank of Captain with combat deployments to Iraq in support of Task Force Raptor (1SFG) and Task Force Gold (6th CAV/4th ID).  Jeremy is a volunteer organizer for the LCI New Orleans Community of Practice, whose mission is to expand local Lean learning and adoption.  Jeremy has extensive training and experience implementing the Lean Last Planner System® and CPM scheduling.

Norbert Lathan, CSHO, CHST - Gulf Coast Regional Director ESC Safety Consultants

Norbert is the 2020 ABC Bayou Chapter Safety Chair and a 10 year safety veteran.  Nathan is currently responsible for managing twelve of ESC’s safety consultants covering Houston and the states of Louisiana, Florida, and Georgia.  Norbert is heavily involved in assisting builders and trade partners with developing safety programs for a wide range of projects in the Civil and Commercial sectors.   

We also thank our 2020 sponsors for helping to promote awareness and adoption of Lean

2020 Lean Leader (Sustaining Sponsor)

  • Landis Construction

2020 Lean Coach

  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Johnson Controls Fire Protection
  • Hilti Nort America
  • ESC Consultants

2020 Lean Champion

  • Pontchartrain Mechanical
  • Automated Controls
  • AOS