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Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Hazard Communications – Vinyl Labels

Improving Hazard Communications with Vinyl Labels As you may recall, last week I wrote about a recent study that uncovered that hazard communications were at the heart of many of the most significant safety challenges in facilities today. In that article I went over how floor tape can help convey critical information, and improve the

Three Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Floor Tape

Three Tips to Maximize the Life of Your Floor Tape

Tip #1: Proper Installation of Floor Tape To ensure floor tape lasts for years, proper installation is vital. Create a plan for where the tape will be installed and who will install it. It may be a good idea to have two or more people do the actual installation if you plan to apply long

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

The 11 Most Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility

Do You Know the Common Workplace Hazard Areas In Your Facility? When working in a facility for eight or more hours per day, at least five days per week, it is easy to develop a sort of ‘blindness’ to some of the more common workplace hazards. Of course, if something is on fire, or there

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Hazard Communications – One Tool That Can Help

Floor Marking Tape Continues to Help with Hazard Communications Keeping a facility running safely and efficiently can be very difficult. While most companies try to improve safety whenever possible, they often miss some obvious problems. This is illustrated by the 2011 report from Workplace Safety Pro, which listed the top 25 general industry violations. When

When to Choose a Large Label Printer

When to Choose a Large Label Printer

Are You Thinking about Purchasing a Large Label Printer? Printing safety signs and custom labels for your facility is a big part of keeping everyone safe, as well as ensuring the facility remains in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Safety managers at facilities need to make sure they always have the right signs

Industrial Labeling Systems

Industrial Labeling Systems

Safety signs, labels and other types of visual information are essential in every facility. Some of these items are required by OSHA or other regulations, and others are needed for improved efficiency and safety. The bottom line is that all facilities use these types of things, and need them to be easy to see, very

Planning Ahead for an Emergency Response

Planning Ahead for an Emergency Response

No matter how hard you work at improving the safety of a facility there is always the chance that there will be an emergency situation that comes up. Whether it is an employee that gets injured at work, a fire, a chemical spill or any number of other things, it is important to plan a

Whats Inside Your Safety Toolbox?

Whats Inside Your Safety Toolbox?

I was recently brought into a manufacturing facility to help analyze their overall safety program, and attempt to improve it. The facility was part of a global company. The global company was encouraging all of the local facilities to focus on improving safety, but hadn’t given them much guidance on how this should be done.

Safety Audit Turns to Floor Marking Tape for Help

Safety Audit Turns to Floor Marking Tape for Help

One of the best parts about performing safety inspections in facilities is helping managers come up with solutions to their safety problems. In one recent case I was performing a full safety inspection with the manager of a mid-sized manufacturing facility. Overall, the inspection went quite well. There were some minor issues here and there,

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

5S Supplies Improve Safety and Organization in Auto Repair Shops

5S Supplies Improve Safety and Organization in Auto Repair Shops

A few months ago Creative Safety Supply donated a variety of 5S supplies to an auto shop at Portland Community College. CSS also worked with the college to help make their facility safer and more efficient. You can read more about the changes made here. After I seen the success of this project I decided

The Power of Color Coding: Floor Marking

The Power of Color Coding: Floor Marking

Colors are used everywhere to signify different meanings. We create order, understanding, and cohesion with color coding. For example, all drivers are aware of the color code used for traffic stop lights. Red is stop, green is go, and yellow is slow down. In fact, the color coding on stoplights is so easy to follow

Pipe Marking: The Basics You Need to Know

Pipe Marking: The Basics You Need to Know

Even though pipe marking is an essential practice when it comes to safety in any facility with exposed pipes, this practice is often undervalued and sometimes even overlooked by employers. Why? Well, it could be due to a lack of time to pipe mark or it may even be that they don’t have the correct

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