How to Measure Your Near Misses

How to Measure Your Near Misses

While most people think of the workplace as a fairly safe environment today, there are still a lot of risks in place. Sure, we have come a long way from the dangerous (and all too often deadly) work environments of generations past, but there are still thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In addition,

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

5 Tips to Improve the Elimination of Waste

Elimination of Waste Whether you are implementing a specific program like Lean or 5S to help improve efficiency or you are just looking for a way to eliminate waste in your facility, it is a good idea to look at what has worked for other companies in the past.  Fortunately, there is a lot of

3 Tips to Improve Visual Communication

3 Tips to Improve Visual Communication

Improve Safety and Efficiency with Visual Communication When looking for ways to improve the organization, safety and efficiency of a facility, few things can be as effective as visual communication. Visual communication strategies are almost always very inexpensive (or even free) and can provide immediate improvements that are measurable and long lasting. The following are some

Measuring 5S Performance – 5 Essential Tips

Measuring 5S Performance – 5 Essential Tips

Improve Efficiency and Eliminate Facilities know that using 5S strategies is supposed to improve efficiency and eliminate waste throughout the facility. This, of course, is a very attractive goal that every company will want to take advantage of. Unfortunately, many companies and departments don’t properly measure 5S performance, so they have trouble proving whether or

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

GHS Labeling – The Do’s and Don’ts

Globally Harmonized System Labeling Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling is an important requirement in many facilities. Whether you are looking to implement GHS labeling in a facility for the first time or you are just updating your current visual communication standards it is important to get everything right. In addition to helping to ensure your

Mining Safety Tips and Products

Mining Safety Tips and Products

Mining Safety Pro Tips The mining industry has the potential to be one of the most dangerous in the world. Fortunately, over the past century there have been some truly amazing advancements that have helped to keep miners safer on a day to day basis. Just because things are safer today than ever before, however,

Triton Products Review

Triton Products Review

Organize Your Facility with Triton Products When it comes to organizing a facility, products by Triton are among the best on the market today. They don’t just manufacture high quality items, but they help to innovate and improve the things they make to help your workplace become leaner and more organized. Whether you’re just starting

Pipe Marking Ideas

Pipe Marking Ideas

Are you Looking for Some Pipe Marking Ideas? When looking through any facility you really just have to look up (or in most any other direction) to see how many pipes are running through the area. In most situations people don’t give it a second thought, but it really is quite remarkable how many different

Floor Label Ideas

Floor Label Ideas

Improving Communication with Floor Labels Using visual communication in a facility is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve efficiency, safety and overall productivity. If you need help coming up with effective visual communication options, one of the best places to start is with floor label ideas. There are many different types

Gemba in the Office

Gemba in the Office

How to Gemba in the Office Many companies today use the concept of gemba to help identify areas within a manufacturing facility where improvements in efficiency can be made. The term gemba is Japanese in origin and means, “the real place.” When used in the context of manufacturing or business, this typically refers to the

The Six Big Losses

The Six Big Losses

Eliminate Losses When looking for ways to improve the profitability of a manufacturing facility it is important to look at the things you have the most control over. While it would be nice if you could just double the number of orders you have to fill, that is typically not going to be possible. What

Visual Safety in Santa’s Workshop

Visual Safety in Santa’s Workshop

Safety with Santa Visual safety efforts have been a major part of many workplaces for a very long time. Even before the term ‘visual safety’ was used, companies would do things like put up signs or even simpler things within the workplace. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the concept of visual safety

5 Visual Factory Tips

5 Visual Factory Tips

Visual Tools for a Visual Factory The concept of a visual workplace is quite simple, but actually putting it into practice can be surprisingly difficult and complex in some cases. Using visual tools and strategies can help your facility operate more efficiently and also more safely, so it is definitely worth the effort. Fortunately, there

5 Measurable Safety Goals

5 Measurable Safety Goals

Preparing for Your 2016 Safety Goals When discussing workplace safety most conversations are fairly abstract and look at generic ideas that could be applied to many different facilities. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it can be very helpful when coming up with safety improvement ideas and strategies that can be implemented at