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

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

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