Clean Practice for Reducing COVID-19 Transmission Vectors

Improve team member safety and morale

Originally held August 7, 2020

Recorded version below

This webinar walks participants through the basics of implementing Clean Practice™, which uses Lean techniques but instead of addressing inefficiencies, it teaches a participatory system for identifying and reducing COVID-19 transmission vectors. Successful implementations result in significant improvements to team member safety and morale. You will learn the fundamental concepts and tools used in Clean Practice, including plan creation using the free templates, visual communication systems, space evaluation and modification, and continuous improvement methods like gemba walks, kaizen and PDCA.


  • Latest COVID information
  • What is Clean Practice?
  • Indow and Clean Practice
  • Templates and Reaction Plan
  • Lean Principles
  • Q&A


  • Date: August 7, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 12:40 CDT (5 min for intro/outro, 25 min of content, 10 min for Q&A)
  • Cost: Free


Sam Pardue

Sam Pardue

Sam is the CEO and founder of Indow, which he started in his living room in 2010. He invented the product with a fellow Indow pioneer employee. He ran product development, marketing, and funding as Indow established itself, and remains an active collaborator in each department. In 2020, he developed the framework for Clean Practice to keep his operations running safely through the COVID-19 pandemic. Before Indow, he co-founded Lensbaby, manufacturer of award-winning special effects camera lenses. He has a MBA from Carnegie Mellon and his years as a Marketing Manager at Intel to help drive his innovative spirit.

Brion Hurley

Brion Hurley

Brion is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at Business Performance Improvement. Prior to BPI, he spent 18 years at Rockwell Collins as a Lean Six Sigma consultant, leading corporate sustainability teams and helping to connect process improvement concepts with sustainability. He has a BS in Statistics, a certificate in Sustainability, and an MS in Quality Management from the University of Iowa. He volunteers with Lean Portland as the community consultant lead, managing and leading non-profit improvement projects. He is also the author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good: How Improvement Experts Can Help People in Need, and Help Improve the Environment.” He is looking to help organizations keep their employees safe while building a culture of engagement and improvement.

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