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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

Process Flow

Process Flow

Process flow, also known as PFD’s (Process Flow Diagrams) work as road maps for chemical processes as well as multiple different engineering disciplines. They are essentially complicated flow charts describing certain functions, large equipment, etc. Process Flow Diagrams often include the following: Process flow directions Major equipment information and what is used in different stages of production Piping

Hoshin Planning

Hoshin Planning

Hoshin Kanri loosely translates as “the management of objectives” or “compass management” and is often used interchangeably with Hoshin planning. As a part of the lean manufacturing family, Hoshin is a goal centered strategy that relies on a catchball planning system in which management and employees discuss ideas and company needs together. It is also seen

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)

EHS stands for Environment, Health, and Safety. Many companies have an EHS program where EHS leaders formulate appropriate practices to comply with OSHA laws that ultimately keep employees and the public safe from various hazards. EHS is a discipline rather than an authority like OSHA, for this reason, there have been quite a few renditions of its

National Safety Council (NSC)

National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring the number of preventable deaths in the United States down to zero. These deaths occur in communities and homes, on the road, and at work. Preventable deaths are the third leading cause of death in the country. In 2017, there were more than 4,414

Kappa

Kappa

The Kappa statistic measures inter-rater reliability for categorical items. It is widely used to indicate the degree of agreement between the assessments provided by multiple appraisers (observers), typically during the inspection of products and equipment. Kappa calculates the ratio of the number of times appraisers actually agree that there is a defect/not a defect, to the

Wire Colors

Wire Colors

Working with a tangle of live wires and electricity is much safer when adhering to industry color codes. Wire colors are often the quickest way an electrician or qualified worker can identify the electrical wire they are working with. It’s critical for anyone who will be working with wires on a daily basis to have a

Emergency Exit

Emergency Exit

Every facility is required by law to have an OSHA-compliant emergency exit plan. Emergency exits are an element of emergency exit routes which OSHA defines as “a continuous and unobstructed path of exit travel from any point within a workplace to a place of safety.” The three components of an exit route are as follows:

ESD

ESD

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a rapid transfer of static charge between two different objects. People most commonly experience ESD when they touch metal after walking on carpet and receive a small shock. This shock typically doesn’t cause any harm. In some cases, however, even a small amount of ESD can damage an object. ESD is

Lean Production

Lean Production

Lean production, a term used interchangeably with Lean manufacturing, aims to eliminate waste, maximize efficiency, and improve quality by adopting a mindset of continuous improvement. The methodology of Lean production was first developed by the Toyota Motor Corporation in the 1950s and 1960s who titled their revolutionary manufacturing principles the Toyota Production System. Taiichi Ohno, considered

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