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Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

A toolbox talk is a short, informal safety meeting that is conducted by supervisors or foremen on the job site before the start of a work shift or specific task. Meant to supplement official safety training, toolbox talks facilitate discussions that address the particular environment and operations of the job site and promote your specific organization’s safety

Leak Detection

Leak Detection

Many businesses are constructed or repaired with inadequate plumbing materials, which unfortunately results in failed connections, broken pipes, and leaks. When your facility’s plumbing is flawed, this can lead to extensive water damage and other types of property destruction, especially over time. If pipes carry chemicals or gases, the situation can end up becoming a

Good Manufacturing Practices

Good Manufacturing Practices

Under the blanket of regulations in the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act that was passed by congress in 1938, the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) were made to protect consumers from inconsistent product manufacturing involving medication, medical devices, and certain foods in any part of its manufacturing process. The FDA is the entity that oversees companies

Foot Protection

Foot Protection

The National Safety Council in 1995 counted a total of 180,000 foot injuries in the workplace with each one costing on average about $6,700 in compensation from the employer. This is why proper footwear PPE is extremely important for the employee to stay safe and for the employer to stay in compliance with OSHA. To combat this

Coefficient of Determination

Coefficient of Determination

The coefficient of determination is a statistic that assesses how accurately a model explains and predicts future outcomes for a dependent variable. It indicates the percentage of how much the variable is explained by changes in independent variables. It is symbolized by r-squared (R2). The coefficient of determination is often used in manufacturing to determine cause-and-effect relationships and

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency that aims to improve public health through efforts to control and prevent infections, chronic disease, injuries, workplace hazards, and other threats to health and safety. Not only does it monitor the outbreak of diseases, it also functions as a resource and educates the public

Capability

Capability

Capability measures how well the process of a product is able to stay within the product’s determined specifications over the long term. Manufacturing capability in particular describes what a company is able to produce. It also establishes approved and standardized procedures for achieving that capability or otherwise producing a specific result. Achieving capability is a

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS)

Behavior Based Safety, when implemented correctly helps employees attain peak safety standards by creating an environment that keeps them accountable for their actions. BBS is primarily designed to increase the manageability and control over industrial workplaces by focusing on the workers’ attention to themselves as well as their peers’ safety through positive reinforcement. The big ideas

ACGIH

ACGIH

The American Conference of Government Industrial Hygiene also known as AGCIH is a charitable scientific organization that assists the working community by providing critical information on hazardous materials and the dangers they pose to health and environments. This information is distributed in the form of Threshold Limit Values (TLV’s) for chemical substances and Biological Exposure Indices (BEI’s) both

Find Creative Safety Supply at PACK EXPO 2019

Find Creative Safety Supply at PACK EXPO 2019

Come find our booth at PACK EXPO! Creative Safety Supply will be in Las Vegas, Nevada next week to attend thelargest packaging event of the year. Stop by our booth in the Upper South Hall to explore efficiency and packing solutions and see how creating custom, professional labels with the LabelTac® series of industrial printers

Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

Chemicals in the workplace can range from completely harmless to extremely toxic; it is the employer’s responsibility to have a safety program that adequately addresses known chemical hazards. For handling and storing chemical hazards or toxic substances, chemical safety will need to be addressed in the organization’s safety and health program. Regulations & Compliance The

Countermeasure

Countermeasure

Countermeasures in Lean Six Sigma are very much like countermeasures in everyday life: an action designed to directly and immediately counteract a problem on the production line. Unlike a one-time, permanent solution, countermeasures are meant to offset or neutralize an action rather than addressing root cause. In Lean manufacturing, problems are solved by completing a Root Cause

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) has the potential to be hazardous to worker’s health and failure to adequately respond to certain hazards can have serious long-lasting health issues; the EPA has identified IAQ as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health. When talking about occupational indoor air quality, it is exclusively

House of Quality

House of Quality

House of Quality is a process commonly used in Six Sigma for product development. HOQ takes the customer’s needs and wants into consideration when also thinking about the resources that are available to use for the new product. This is to ultimately put a reasonable plan on paper in the familiar house shape that House of Quality

PMBOK

PMBOK

Every project manager needs some sort of guideline to know what works and what doesn’t, which is why the PMBOK exists. First published in 1996 and now on its sixth edition, The Project Management Body of Knowledge is a book of general guidelines that are recognized as “good practice,” useful for not only project managers

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