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Choose the BEST Pavement Marking Tape, Don’t Take the Cheap Route For Your Floor

Choose the BEST Pavement Marking Tape, Don’t Take the Cheap Route For Your Floor

Whether you are laying out your warehouse or plant floor for a 5S or 6S program, or lining it for safety aisles, it is important to buy the best, toughest highest-quality pavement marking tape on the market. Why? Because you don’t want your workers to have to continually replace their floor tape lines every couple

How to Ensure Workplace Safety

How to Ensure Workplace Safety

The importance of workplace safety cannot be underemphasized. The annual injuries and fatalities resulting from work related accidents continue to raise eyebrows. Worse still are the long-term debilitating effects that exposure to various hazards in the workplace has on employees. Some of these illnesses and deaths go unreported as they happen years after the employee

Thermal  Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

Thermal Label Printer Reviews : Brother Barcode Label Maker

When your company requires a label maker capable of producing thermal-printed barcodes, the Brother™ QL-1060N might be one that will do the trick. With a 4″ wide printhead, it is a great option for printing both shipping and barcode labels.  It offers an auto-cutter, which slices the label after it is done printing.  According to

Label Maker Software Aids in More Effective and Efficient Marketing

Label Maker Software Aids in More Effective and Efficient Marketing

Identification is one of the very important elements in marketing and product building. Whether you are operating a small venture or you are into large business operations, creating a name and establishing identification is a needed factor in order to guarantee success. Due to this, a great number of companies are allotting budgets to acquire

How Safe is Your Workplace?

How Safe is Your Workplace?

On MySafeWork.com, author Jessica Di Sabatino, whose brother was killed in a workplace accident, writes about some of the working conditions for employees in some of the Chinese-based factories that supply iphones and ipads for Apple.  Although she is a fan of Apple and its sleek, stylish electronic products, Di Sabatino calls them out on

Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

Arc Flash Analysis Software Gets Upgrade in ArcAd v5.0

ArcAdvisor.com recently added new options to their highly-popular arc flash analysis software.  According to ArcAd, in version 5.0, the following features have been added to its already robust selection of analytical tools: 1. Circuit protection device filter was implemented in main program screen by make it easier locating the upstream protection device by manufacturer name

Is Lean Too Elitist?

Is Lean Too Elitist?

The Lean Edge, a website which touts itself as a “dialogue between business leaders and lean authors” offers some neat perspectives of lean, and inspired me to write an article about a post by Tracey Richardson.  She talks about the lean term, nemawashi,  which she says means “prepping the soil” or “digging around the roots” in

Safety Advisor Blames Unsafe Situations, Not Operator-Error

Safety Advisor Blames Unsafe Situations, Not Operator-Error

I read an interesting article today about safety by Mari-len De Guzman on Cos-Mag.com, an occupational safety e-magazine for Canadian manufacturers. At the CSSE (or, Canadian Society of Safety Engineering) conference in Niagara Falls this week, Los Alamos National Laboratory safety expert, Todd Conklin, spoke about how many manufacturing and industrial companies look at safety

Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

Workplace Safety and Arc Flash Labels

When injuries occur at an industrial workplace, sudden fatal explosions or electrical flashes can be the culprit. For this reason, many factories use arc flash labels to warn employees of hazardous areas. At any time, a large number of employees obtain electrical charges that can cause immobility in their arms and hands. Additionally, it can

Beginner’s Guide to Installing Aisle Marking Tape

Beginner’s Guide to Installing Aisle Marking Tape

There are several points to consider while installing floor marking and aisle marking tape. Contrary to popular belief, such tapes are not just used for industrial floorings but are increasingly being used in other work environments as well. Using this guide, you can install reflective tape easily. Follow these simple steps: Determine the purpose, location

Continuous Improvement: 3 Tips For Getting Management On-Board

Continuous Improvement: 3 Tips For Getting Management On-Board

Ron Pereira, of LSS Academy wrote a recent post titled “3 Things You Can Do When Your Manager Doesn’t Support Continuous Improvement,” and I like his proactive attitude. Face it, sometimes, your “higher-ups” don’t always back your ideas.  They may have several reason for this: maybe they don’t want you to steal their thunder, or

Why It Pays To Use Pre-Printed Arc Flash Labels

Why It Pays To Use Pre-Printed Arc Flash Labels

If you’ve ever had to label every single electrical breaker panel, transformer, or other utility box in your facility, you know how important it is to have two things, a good, fast, quality thermal label printer and a whole lot of pre-printed, die-cut  arc flash labeling stickers. Make Your Life Easier You’ll be making a

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