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BEHP1233: How to Begin Lean 5S in Your Workplace

Time limit: 60 days
1.5 credits

$19.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes
1.5 learning BACB CEUs, 1.5 HRCI general credits, or 1.5 SHRM credits
Michael McCarthy, M.Ed.

Course Description: Describes five steps (5S) to beginning Lean in one’s part of the organization and explains why 5S works from a behavioral science perspective. Explains that the acronym 5S derives from the Japanese words for each step and the resulting clean, orderly workplace with labeled tools, posted work instructions and a Kanban flow (in and out sequence).  Discusses how the 5S ideal would be a workplace where a new hire could follow the posted work instructions and work sequence flow with minimal training and that anything wrong or out of place would be noticeable immediately and lead to immediate correction (visual management).  Explains that the status of work completion can be assessed at a glance (flow) and describes the behavioral processes involved in these Lean concepts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the purpose (intended outcome) for each step of the 5S
  • Describe how to complete each step
  • Describe an example and nonexample of each 5S step in use
  • Describe how one will know each 5S step worked as intended (success)
  • List the benefits of a 5S-d workplace

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)