WVU Industrial Extension Events

To learn more about upcoming WVU Industrial Extension events, open enrollment classes, and workshops, you can browse our e-store, or review the current events below.

Create Opportunity
An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
Bluefield, WV

Date:
June 29, 2017 Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm 
   
Location: Bluefield Area Transit Training Center Cost: $25/per person 
3208 John Nash Blvd.  
  Beckley, WV 24071    
(Exit 1 off I-77)    



Are you interested in learning how to improve your business by:

  Reducing cycle time
  Reducing inventory
  Increasing capacity
  Improving lead times
  Standardizing work
  Improving quality
  Reducing work-in-process
  Reducing downtime

What is Lean Manufacturing?
In today’s ever-changing global economy, companies are faced with fierce competition, and have to continually find ways to remain competitive in their marketplace. The question is how does one improve product and customer value, while reducing cost?

Lean Manufacturing helps you to look at your operation in a manner that identifies and eliminates non-value added activities, more commonly known as WASTE!

Lean establishes a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow throughout the whole company. It also helps you to develop and implement a long-term plan to streamline your operations for success by doing MORE with LESS!


How will this Workshop Help?

Throughout the day, you will learn about principles of Lean Manufacturing including:
 o Operational Layout
 o Visual Systems
 o 5S & Workplace Organization
 o Standardized Work
 o Batch Size Reduction
 o Teams
 o Quality at the Source
 o Point-of-Use Storage
 o Quick Changeover
 o Pull Systems/Kanbans
 o Cellular Flow
 o Total Productive Maintenance

You will first learn about these principles in a classroom, then you will apply the principles inside of a simulated factory through a series of exercises to help further understand the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.   


Click here to register for this event

 
For questions about this event, contact
Michael Goddard | 304-222-4025 | Michael.Goddard@mail.wvu.edu
  Jerry Biser | 304-290-8425 | Gerald.Biser@mail.wvu.edu

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How to Become More Efficient…
An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
Martinsburg, WV

Date:
July 20, 2017 Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm 
   
Location: Holiday Inn Martinsburg Cost: $200/per person 
301 Foxcroft Avenue  
Martinsburg, WV 25401 Registration Deadline: July 14, 2017



Are you interested in learning how to improve your business by:

  Reducing cycle time
  Reducing inventory
  Increasing capacity
  Improving lead times
  Standardizing work
  Improving quality
  Reducing work-in-process
  Reducing downtime

What is Lean Manufacturing?
In today’s ever-changing global economy, companies are faced with fierce competition, and have to continually find ways to remain competitive in their marketplace. The question is how does one improve product and customer value, while reducing cost?

Lean Manufacturing helps you to look at your operation in a manner that identifies and eliminates non-value added activities, more commonly known as WASTE!

Lean establishes a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow throughout the whole company. It also helps you to develop and implement a long-term plan to streamline your operations for success by doing MORE with LESS!


How will this Workshop Help?

Throughout the day, you will learn about principles of Lean Manufacturing including:
 o Operational Layout
 o Visual Systems
 o 5S & Workplace Organization
 o Standardized Work
 o Batch Size Reduction
 o Teams
 o Quality at the Source
 o Point-of-Use Storage
 o Quick Changeover
 o Pull Systems/Kanbans
 o Cellular Flow
 o Total Productive Maintenance

You will first learn about these principles in a classroom, then you will apply the principles inside of a simulated factory through a series of exercises to help further understand the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.   


Click here to register for this event

 
For questions about this event, contact
Deedre Hayes | 304-376-3346 | Deedre.Hayes@mail.wvu.edu
  Jerry Biser | 304-290-8425 | Gerald.Biser@mail.wvu.edu
  David Carrick | 412-327-9119 | David.Carrick@mail.wvu.edu

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10 Hour General Industry Training Event
Martinsburg, WV

Date:
October 18-19, 2017 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm 
   
Location: Holiday Inn-Martinsburg Cost: $300/per person 
301 Foxcroft Avenue  
Martinsburg, WV 25401 Registration Deadline: October 8, 2017



“…ideal for anyone with safety and health responsibilities and for worker safety and health awareness”

About the Presenter:
John A. Frazer, Ph.D., CSP Industrial Extension Engineer-WVU
John Frazer is an OSHA-authorized outreach trainer and has nearly 20 years of safety and health experience at WVU-IE. He has provided industrial hygiene and safety consulting to small and mid-sized manufacturing firms throughout West Virginia by helping them identify hazards, design and implement hazard controls, and discuss the feasibility of such controls to eliminate or reduce occupational exposures in the workplace.

About the Seminar:
This seminar is intended to arm attendees with the information, knowledge, and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control a wide spectrum of occupational safety hazards. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter and is based on OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited standards. This training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA specific standards. Topics to be covered include:

OSHA and 1910 Regulations
 Hazard Communication (GHS)
 Walking and Working Surfaces
 Personal Protective Equipment
 Fire and Means of Egress
 Noise & Hearing Conservation
 Respiratory Protection and more…


Click here to register for this event
| Click here to download event information

 
For questions about this event, contact
Candace Hixenbaugh | 724-710-0863 | Candace.Hixenbaugh@mail.wvu.edu
  John A. Frazer | 304-303-3110 | John.Frazer@mail.wvu.edu

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What Every Supervisor Should Know About Safety & Health Wheeling, WV

Date:
November 14, 2017 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm 
   
Location: Cabela's Cost: $125/per person 
One Cabela Drive  
Wheeling, WV 26059 Registration Deadline: November 4, 2017

 

“…ideal for anyone with safety and health responsibilities and for worker safety and health awareness”

About the Presenter:
John A. Frazer, Ph.D., CSP Industrial Extension Engineer-WVU
John Frazer is an OSHA-authorized outreach trainer and has nearly 20 years of safety and health experience at WVU-IE. He has provided industrial hygiene and safety consulting to small and mid-sized manufacturing firms throughout West Virginia by helping them identify hazards, design and implement hazard controls, and discuss the feasibility of such controls to eliminate or reduce occupational exposures in the workplace.

About the Seminar
This seminar is intended to arm attendees with the information, knowledge, and skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and control a wide spectrum of occupational safety hazards. The training covers a variety of general industry safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter and is based on OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited standards. This training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA specific standards. Topics to be covered include:

?OSHA and 1910 Regulations
? Hazard Communication (GHS)
? Walking and Working Surfaces
? Personal Protective Equipment
? Fire and Means of Egress
? Noise & Hearing Conservation
? Respiratory Protection and more…


Click here to register for this event | Click here to download event information

 
For questions about this event, contact
Candace Hixenbaugh | 724-710-0863 | Candace.Hixenbaugh@mail.wvu.edu
  John A. Frazer | 304-303-3110 | John.Frazer@mail.wvu.edu