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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

Mike Wilson | September 11, 2012 | Safety Solutions | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Safety, Workplace Safety


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

Mike Wilson | September 10, 2012 | Safety Products | Aisle Marking, Aisle Marking Tape, Floor Marking, Floor Tape, Safety



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

Mike Wilson | September 7, 2012 | Safety Products | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Labeling, Safety, Workplace Safety


Respect for People and Continuous Improvement = Lean

Respect for People and Continuous Improvement = Lean

On Joe Dager’s Lean-based website, Business901.com, he and David Veech of The Lean Way produced a podcast in which they conversed about the two “over-arching drivers” that should be inherent in any successful lean implementation: respect for people and continuous improvement. In the podcast, Veech makes the point that the technicality of continuous improvement and

Mike Wilson | September 7, 2012 | Lean | Lean, Lean Manufacturing


Labels Makers- Tools to Handle Your Business Label Printing Needs

Labels Makers- Tools to Handle Your Business Label Printing Needs

Effective marketing also means effective communication with existing and prospective clients, so every business should make an effort to come up with methods to establish a connection with their clients. If you are operating a business, you must be aware that one great method to achieve this is to come up with excellent signage that

Mike Wilson | September 7, 2012 | Safety Products | Industrial Label Printers, Label Makers, Labeling


Standard Markings for Pipes

Standard Markings for Pipes

There is a color coding system for the marking of pipes for convenience.  As much as this is not yet a compulsory requirement, it is however important that it is implemented as the benefits are far reaching.  This practice ensures that no pipes can be mistaken in any way. ANSI has given a Pipe Marking Guide which

Mike Wilson | September 6, 2012 | Safety Solutions | ANSI, Fire Safety, Safety


Why Red Tags are Important to the 5S Process

Why Red Tags are Important to the 5S Process

If your company has embarked on starting a lean program to improve its bottom line, it is a very advisable that you will be implementing 5S into the workplace. 5S offers your production system an opportunity to evaluate its departments and find ways to speed things up, cut out extra inventory, decrease waste, and get

Mike Wilson | September 5, 2012 | 5S | 5S, Forklift Safety, Red Tags


OSHA Aisle Marking Requirements

OSHA Aisle Marking Requirements

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some requirements help enforce workplace safety by protecting employees from various hazards. Aisles usually delineate areas of high foot traffic.  They are also very important escape routes when there is an incident. With the regulations in place, there is a guarantee that there will not be

Mike Wilson | September 4, 2012 | Floor Marking | Aisle Marking, Aisle Marking Tape, Floor Marking, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


3 Tips to Help Develop a Strong Lean Culture in Your Workplace

3 Tips to Help Develop a Strong Lean Culture in Your Workplace

Attempting to implement and sustain any new plan, including Lean, in a factory or even an office can meet a lot of resistance or bitterness, depending on the climate of your work environment and the attitudes of your employees or coworkers.  Management almost always needs to be involved and educated on both the production processes

Mike Wilson | September 4, 2012 | Lean | Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Lean Culture, Lean Manufacturing


Different Options in Safety Line Marking Materials

Different Options in Safety Line Marking Materials

Safety floor marking in any industrial facility can attract your attention since these are specifically regulated to do so. These markings are meant to promote safety and good working conditions as a part of the company’s 5s or Kaizen program that aim to improve business and the workplace by dealing with things like waste reduction,

Mike Wilson | September 3, 2012 | Floor Marking | 5S, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Kaizen, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

Industrial Safety Signs and Practices

What is Industrial Safety? Industrial safety is the most important aspect while designing a factory. Construction architects and engineers of various industries such as process, product and service industries stress on the industrial safety systems and they place it as a centerpiece in their design. Industrial safety practice has evolved gradually over the decades starting

Mike Wilson | August 31, 2012 | Safety Products | Floor Signs, Safety, Safety Signs, Six Sigma, Wall Signs



Foam Tool Organizer and Its Accountability in the Work Place

Foam Tool Organizer and Its Accountability in the Work Place

Every workshop has an inventory where records of all tools purchased are recorded. A look through the inventory indicates that most of the small tools and implements are usually recorded missing, broken or damaged beyond repair. While these may seem like negligible losses an accumulation in a number of years results into huge amounts that

Mike Wilson | August 30, 2012 | Safety Products | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Tool Organization