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BEHP1233: How to Begin Lean 5S in Your Workplace is a Course

BEHP1233: How to Begin Lean 5S in Your Workplace

Time limit: 14 days
1.5 credits

$19.50 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes
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


Refund Policy


The student registered for the course may request to drop the course as long as it is within 30 days of registration and they have not completed anything beyond Module 2. To officially drop the course and receive a refund please contact and submit the drop survey.  The completed drop survey must be received within this time period to be dropped from the course and to receive a refund. The refund is returned to the credit card that was used to pay for the training.

Cancellation Fee

  • Courses less than $100: $25
  • Courses greater than $100, but less than $300: $50


Important Information

Important note: If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number to your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number. 

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