Meet a Lean Blog Sponsor: Creative Safety Supply; Their “Gemba” Infographic


Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 6.55.01 PMThanks to the team at Creative Safety Supply for their sponsorship of They've been running ads in the right sidebar since 2013. They're a great fit for this blog because of their products that support safety and visual methods, two important aspects of Lean. Their current ads are for Lean Posters and for a 5S Guide / Poster.

If you visit their website, you can use the special discount code LEAN10 to get 10% off your first order (the code can be used once per customer).

I recently asked a few questions of the marketing team at Creative Safety Supply:

1) Why is Safety such a passion for you and your company?

“No one should have to go to work worrying they might not return home at the end of the day. At Creative Safety Supply, we try to do our part to make safety not just a priority in workplaces, but an integral part of a facility's values and culture. We do this by providing visual tools that convey important safety messages and reinforce all aspects of safety. These tools increase awareness of safety issues and they set the tone–when people see safety messages throughout the workplace, they know management takes safety seriously.”

2) Why do you like sponsoring How do Lean and Safety come together, in your view?

“We like sponsoring because the site provides useful, relevant information and perspectives about the role of Lean manufacturing in the modern workplace. A Lean facility is often a safer facility. In a Lean environment, things happen intentionally, and this kind of environment tends to be less prone to accidents and injuries. Tasks are performed with people in mind. Lean manufacturing also employs visual tools to facilitate 5S, Kaizen, and other activities. We believe using visuals to increase efficiency and safety is what can make a workplace successful.”

Creative Safety Supply has also produced a series of infographics, including this one on visiting and walking the


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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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