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How to Customize a Foam Tool Organizer

How to Customize a Foam Tool Organizer

As business owners, we do a lot of take control of our day to day operations and make them as efficient as possible. We spend thousands on implementing rigorous training programs, color coding our warehouses, re-arranging assembly lines and work stations, hiring outside consultants to help eliminate waste and cut down on production times, but

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

Industrial floor signs, or industrial floor stickers, used in factories and other work floors, have a variety of uses. These can range from simply helping employees find their way around to facilitating lean projects and other endeavors. Just to show you how versatile these floor signs are, here are seven unique uses for industrial floor

Andon Lights 101 – How to Use Andon to Improve Production Communication

Andon Lights 101 – How to Use Andon to Improve Production Communication

In Japanese, the word ‘andon’ means a traditional paper lamp or light. Toyota, however, incorporated the word to also be the default term for a type of lean signaling process used on work floors; that’s what we’re going to learn about today. What Is An Andon Light? In many production facilities,  Andons are usually cylindrical

7 Benefits of having an Industrial Label Maker

7 Benefits of having an Industrial Label Maker

Any facility that is looking to improve organization, become more 5S and Lean compliant, eliminate waste or generally improve the way things are done will want to have an industrial label maker. While some may think it is an insignificant tool for most facilities, they can actually be used for many things that can help

Floor Tape and Vinyl Labels Whips Maintenance Room Into Shape

Floor Tape and Vinyl Labels Whips Maintenance Room Into Shape

“The squeaky wheel gets the oil,” goes the old adage, but what happens when you can’t find the oil to begin with? I was recently tasked with the re-organization of a machine shop’s maintenance room and, let me tell you, I had a hard time finding anything before we cleaned up. The more businesses I

Protecting Your Hands In The Workplace

Protecting Your Hands In The Workplace

When we think of personal protection equipment, most people immediately think of goggles, glasses, earmuffs, hard hats, etc. While gloves have been around for a long time and assist us in many daily tasks, we tend to not put enough emphasis on actually protecting hands and fingers in the workplace. ​The Right Glove for the

Tips for Respiratory Protection Programs

Tips for Respiratory Protection Programs

There is nothing more essential to life than the air we breathe, and in some work environments that air can be compromised. To combat this, workers are required to wear respirators that help filter out toxins and provide breathable oxygen. However, respirators can be big, bulky, and they protect against largely invisible dangers, so it’s

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

Eyewash Stations are a MUST!

One of the most common injuries plaguing nearly any industrial business is the eye injury. The human eye is susceptible to damage from a variety of different sources, however, most eye injuries stem from exposure to chemicals, paints, solvents, allergens, sawdust, laboratory materials, etc. However, it is important to remember that nearly ninety percent of

Heavy Duty 5S Floor Tape

Heavy Duty 5S Floor Tape

Heavyduty 5s tape is used in a variety of situations from school gym floors all the way to heavy duty industrial work environments. However, not all floor tapes perform the same. In fact, some floor tapes are intended for only light foot traffic while others are extremely durable and are meant to hold up in even

Cat 5 Cable Labels

Cat 5 Cable Labels

Labels are an essential component of any well-organized work environment. One of the uses for labels within the industrial workplace involves the labeling of cat 5 cables. As we all know, cat 5 cables are effective tools which help to carry signals for various equipment such as computer networks, phones, printers, videos, etc. However, one

Water Resistant Label Printer

Water Resistant Label Printer

Label printers come in all shapes and sizes; however, they are not all created equal. The capabilities of label printers vary widely depending upon their intended usage. For instance, some label printers are very small and compact and feature a typing pad right on the actual labeler. These types of label printers offer the convenience

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