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Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, administrative controls—changing behaviors of people—are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in communities. From keeping our distance to covering our faces, it’s important to keep everyone on the same page about safe and healthy practices. Policies + Procedures With regulations and recommendations

Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

AS 1345-1995 is the Australian pipe marking standard providing a consistent system for identifying the content of pipes and ducts in the workplace. By understanding and following applicable labeling standards, workers are able to quickly identify a pipe’s contents and take the proper safety measures. The standard was developed by Standards Australia—basically the Australian equivalent

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

Reopening Schools: Using Visual Communication to Promote Safety

As states are figuring out what the upcoming school year may look like, it’s clear that it will be months before schools can fully reopen without any restrictions. From temperature screenings to staggered recess times, schools will have a lot to consider whenever they are able to open their doors again. Many districts are looking

What is ISO 3864?

What is ISO 3864?

The goal of a safety sign is to alert someone, typically an employee, to a policy or procedure quickly, giving them enough time to react and stay safe. With internationally agreed upon standards in place, people can recognize and understand these safety messages much quicker. ISO 3864—a series developed by the International Organization for Standardization—specifies

Understanding the ISO 7010 Standard for Safety Signs

Understanding the ISO 7010 Standard for Safety Signs

Safety signs are essential component of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for employees and anyone unfamiliar with your facility. The primary purpose of safety signs is to communicate important hazard information immediately, but they play a much more important role in supplementing safety training, highlighting safe exit routes, indicating safety equipment like first aid

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Addressing Lockout/Tagout for National Electrical Safety Month

Since May is National Electrical Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to address common electrical hazards in your workplace. One of the most important components of electrical safety is the control of hazardous energy, AKA lockout/tagout. Electrical energy can be fatal when accidentally released, and employees are at risk for shock, burns, electrocution, or other

Improving Facility Safety With a Visual Communication Strategy

Improving Facility Safety With a Visual Communication Strategy

Visual communication fosters a strong safety culture in the workplace. Visual communication reinforces training, displays best practices, suggests safe operating guidelines, and keeps workers aware of hazards.  Visual cues like signs and floor tape help to quickly communicate important information in a matter of seconds. Implementing a visual communication strategy is relatively inexpensive, but the

Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Spring is just around the corner. As we leave behind the freezing temperatures and enter a new season, we also usher in the beginning of Pipe Marking Season. With longer days and spring cleaning in mind, it is the opportune time to evaluate your pipes and ensure they are properly labeled. If you are not

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

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

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

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

Visual Workplace – 5 Strategies that Work

Visual Workplace – 5 Strategies that Work

Implementing a Visual Workplace One of the best ways to improve a facility is to become a more visual workplace. This means that as much information as possible should be conveyed in a visual way. This can be done with signs, labels, symbols and many other things. The reason this is so effective is because

Enhance Safety Communication – 4 Tips that Work

Enhance Safety Communication – 4 Tips that Work

Enhance Safety Communication Communicating in the workplace is one of the most important things that you can do to improve safety. There are many types of communication that is done in most facilities, and when done properly, it can help keep everyone safe and working efficiently. In some situations, however, enhanced safety communication is necessary

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