Understanding Key Lean Manufacturing Concepts

Understanding Key Lean Manufacturing Concepts

Lean Manufacturing Concepts to Implement Implementing the lean methodologies in your facility is an important decision. Whether you’re getting to ready a lean initiative or you are just weighing the benefits of the strategies it is a good idea to make sure you understand all of the lean manufacturing concepts. The fact that lean has

Custom Safety Labeling for Manufacturing

Custom Safety Labeling for Manufacturing

Save Money with Custom Safety Labeling When working in a manufacturing environment one of the most important things for safety is being able to convey information quickly and accurately to employees in the area. Whether this is letting people know where safety equipment is, informing them of what is in a container, alerting them to

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

GHS Compliance – Time is Running out

It seems like quite some time ago now that OSHA completed their 2012 final rule revising the Hazard Communication Standard, also known as the ‘right to know’ regulation. For many companies, the new regulations were looked over and then largely forgotten about. If that is the case for you, consider this your wakeup call! You

Seven Simple & Effective Manufacturing Safety Tips

Seven Simple & Effective Manufacturing Safety Tips

Manufacturing facilities are an essential part of the global economy, but they are also one of the more dangerous places of employment. While there have been significant manufacturing safety improvements over the past several decades, many facilities still have a long way to go. Unfortunately, many facilities believe that it would be too costly or

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips that Could Improve Workplace Safety For many facilities the only thing they think about when it comes to pipe marking is whether or not they are in compliance with the required standards from organizations such as ANSI and ASME. While this may be sufficient to get you in compliance, it is not

Untracked Near Miss Data Kills Profits

Untracked Near Miss Data Kills Profits

How Near Miss Data Can Improve Your Business The fact that safety and profitability go hand and hand has been written about extensively by myself and many others over the years. While many facilities still look at safety improvement as a costly necessity of doing business, a growing number are actually starting to realize that

10 Scenarios to use Floor Markings

10 Scenarios to use Floor Markings

When looking around any warehouse or manufacturing facility there will undoubtedly be many things that you take notice of. In many cases, the last thing you are likely to notice is the floor. This, however, can actually be a major problem. The floor can actually serve as a safety guide in itself especially if you

Safety Walk – Gemba Style

Safety Walk – Gemba Style

Have You Done Your Safety Walk? One of the most important goals of any facility should be to keep the employees and the company as safe as possible. In most cases, all the basic safety requirements will already be in place, including things like fire suppression systems, evacuation routes, safety signs and more. When a

HAZWOPER Analysis – 5 Important Steps

HAZWOPER Analysis – 5 Important Steps

The term HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, and is a set of standards created by OSHA. These standards are specifically applicable to five groups of employers/employees according to OSHA, but they can also be used by many other facilities looking to improve their hazardous waste safety. The five specific groups

Fine Tune Your Safety Markings

Fine Tune Your Safety Markings

5 Important Steps to Help Improve Safety Markings Many facilities have put forth the effort to set up a visual environment in their facility to help improve the overall safety of the area. Sometimes this is largely because of regulatory requirements by OSHA or other agencies. Other times it is just as part of an

How a Visual Workplace Enhances Safety

How a Visual Workplace Enhances Safety

How You Can Enhance a Visual Workplace for Safety One of the most effective ways to quickly improve the overall safety of your facility is to create a more visual environment. A visual workplace enhances safety in many ways, and can help to reduce or eliminate some of the most common hazards that are currently

Wind Turbine safety – Top 5 Hazards

Wind Turbine safety – Top 5 Hazards

Close Look at Wind Turbine Safety With the rapid growth of wind turbines as a clean source of power throughout the country and around the world, thousands of people are being employed to install and maintain these giant electricity generators. While these are often great jobs, they can also be quite dangerous, which is why

Industrial Labeling for All Different Situations

Industrial Labeling for All Different Situations

What is Industrial Labeling? Most facilities today use a wide range of different chemicals and other potentially dangerous products. Whether it is for cleaning, manufacturing, quality control or something else entirely, it is important to use these items as safely as possible. When the chemicals or other products arrive on site, or are produced and