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How to Install Visual Communication

How to Install Visual Communication

Visual communication is an effective way to convey information in a way that uses graphics and symbols instead of words. As humans, we naturally react better to visualization than any other data form since our brains can process the visuals much quicker, absorbing more information than we would when reading text. By saying goodbye to

How to Encourage Safe Behavior

How to Encourage Safe Behavior

Although an organization is responsible for the safety of its staff and working environment, it is a two-way street that requires the cooperation of all employees. After being provided with the necessary safety equipment and thorough training, everybody has a responsibility to respect the rules in place and to follow any instruction given, protecting themselves

How to Use a LabelTac Industrial Label Printer

How to Use a LabelTac Industrial Label Printer

LabelTac® printers are a must-have within so many organizations, allowing companies to print custom labels as and when they need them. Since they can be linked to most types of computers, downloading the software onto existing computer systems means print jobs can be sent and processed without having to change up internal processes. Being able

How to Implement Pipe Markings

How to Implement Pipe Markings

From plumbers to engineers, dealing with pipes that are lacking identification can be a time-consuming task that can hold consequences for a business. Identifying pipes is essential when it comes to keeping workers safe and efficiently organizing maintenance processes, ensuring everyone can work in a safe environment. Workers should confidently be able to identify the

How to Establish the Kaizen Model

How to Establish the Kaizen Model

With its origin tracing back to Japan, ‘Kaizen’ translates to a term for changing for the better, the basis of the continuous improvement philosophy. The aim of the model is to enhance ongoing production processes and equipment by eliminating waste and maximizing assets to improve daily operations. When implemented effectively, the Kaizen model offers an

How to Implement Kanban

How to Implement Kanban

Dating back to 1940 when it was introduced by Japanese industrial engineer, Taiichi Ohno, Kanban is still used to this day as an agile methodology which is most commonly implemented within lean manufacturing. Using a combination of cards, banners, and/or posters which collectively explain the stages of a workload, the approach utilizes visuals to summarize

How to contact OSHA?

How to contact OSHA?

If you have questions about occupational safety and health, or you need to report a hazard or violation in your workplace, you may want to contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing safety and health regulations in the workplace, and it offers a variety

Introducing the Winner of the Winter Scholarship Award 2022

Introducing the Winner of the Winter Scholarship Award 2022

Creative Safety Supply is excited to announce that Katie Russell is the winner of our 2022 Winter Scholarship. Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to students pursuing their education. We appreciate the hundreds of essays and applications submitted by students and enjoy reading so many different stories.  We are happy to publish Katie’s essays in

How to Avoid Physical Hazards

How to Avoid Physical Hazards

Although physical hazards tend to be the ones that are the least apparent, they are some of the most common so can lead to serious risks if not addressed. A physical hazard can be defined as anything which has the potential to cause bodily harm in the workplace, not always things that you can see.

How to Maintain Total Productive Maintenance Ideals

How to Maintain Total Productive Maintenance Ideals

Total productive maintenance (TPM) is used to improve the quality of production systems within a workplace, working with employees to encourage them to effectively maintain the equipment they are using. The approach aims to cut out breakdowns, slow running, defects, and any accidents which can halt operations, striving for a zero defects production line. By

How to Use Floor Markings

How to Use Floor Markings

Experience a smoother workflow and enhance workplace safety by effectively implementing floor markings. These act as visual signals, providing more information about the area they are added into so the movement of both products and people is managed with ease. Applying floor marking can be done in various ways but many business owners opt for

How to Use GHS Labels

How to Use GHS Labels

Standing for Globally Harmonized System, the GHS is used to classify chemicals in the workplace to clear the hazards to all those who come into contact with them. By creating a standardized system, countries from all over the world are using the same approach and aligning with global safety standards. Making it suitable for all

Creative Safety Supply Toy Drive 2022

Creative Safety Supply Toy Drive 2022

Creative Safety Supply was honored to participate in the Beaverton Police Department’s local Toy Drive this year. Our generous partners and employees joined forces with several other local businesses in our office complex to fill up more than two large bins with toy donations. The Beaverton Police Department’s toy drive was started when police officers

How to Effectively Label Equipment

How to Effectively Label Equipment

From complex factory machinery to workshop tools, many businesses own a large number of assets which each contribute to the successful running of day-to-day operations. If these assets are not stored correctly and taken care of, it can result in huge losses for a business, halting productivity and maybe even preventing the completion of tasks

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