https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0116

Why Lean Projects Are Safer

Gregory Howell1, Glenn Ballard2 & Sevilay Demirkesen3

1Gregory Howell, Research Associate, Project Production Systems Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley. gah2343@gmail.com
2Glenn Ballard is Research Director of the Project Production Systems Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley. ballard@ce.berkeley.edu; +1 4157105531. Corresponding Author
3Sevilay Demirkesen is a post-doc at the Project Production Systems Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley. sevilaydemirkesen@berkeley.edu

Abstract

Some evidence exists that lean projects are safer, but we don’t understand why. Providing an explanation is one of the objectives of the Construction Safety Research Group formed by the Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL). In this paper, we describe the research program of the group and its findings in year one of three, including an explanation why lean projects are safer that is grounded in the principle: Respect for people.

Keywords

Lean Construction, Human Error, Research, Respect for people, Safety

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Reference

Howell, G. , Ballard, G. & Demirkesen, S. 2017, 'Why Lean Projects Are Safer' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 895-901

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