Lean Manufacturing & Safety Glossary

If you’re looking to make improvements in your workplace, you need to know what people are talking about. This list allows you to sort by topic—simply choose if you’re looking for safety terms or Lean terms. Both safety and Lean have their own language that can be difficult to understand, and we hope these comprehensive definitions provides assistance.

Learning the Lean terminology of Japanese words, philosophies, and acronyms will give you important insight on the core principles used in Lean to eliminate waste and improve efficiency. Filter by safety topics to learn more about complex safety hazards, the occupational safety agencies that develop and regulate workplace safety, and commonly followed industry standards.


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