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Material Handling 101 – Breaking Down OSHA’s Guidelines for Moving & Storage

Material Handling 101 – Breaking Down OSHA’s Guidelines for Moving & Storage

In the past, OSHA has released a series of “Outreach Construction Program” articles, meant to help educate safety managers and their employees, on various aspects of workplace safety. While some of the topics are industry specific, others are applicable to a wide range of industries. The moving, storage, and overall handling of materials is such

Four Ways To Improve Floor Safety

Four Ways To Improve Floor Safety

In the name of safety improvements, we have a lot of different methods for keeping our employees in good health and spirits. These usually start with effective training programs, the usage of PPE, and ensuring that machinery is properly guarded, vehicles are safe to drive, and that managers are on the lookout for improvements at

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.

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

7 Reasons to use Industrial Floor Signs

Industrial floor signs, or industrial floor stickers, used in factories and other work floors, have a variety of uses. These can range from simply helping employees find their way around to facilitating lean projects and other endeavors. Just to show you how versatile these floor signs are, here are seven unique uses for industrial floor

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

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

Reducing Workplace Injuries: Safety Tips for Employers

Reducing Workplace Injuries: Safety Tips for Employers

Accidents on the job not only threaten the health and livelihood of manual laborers, but they also financially burden businesses of all sizes for millions of dollars every single year. The first step in reducing this risk to both yourself and your employees, is understanding the top factors associated with workplace injuries, and then effectively

When Common Sense and Standardization Conflict

When Common Sense and Standardization Conflict

Every workplace has rules. Rules are often put into place to help standardize practices, keep employees safe, and to simply help keep order within the general workplace. However, what happens when standardized rules just don’t seem to align with common sense answers? Even though rules and standards are put into place for a reason, they

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA Compliance Counts – Auto Industry

OSHA is known for their great dedication towards employee health and safety. In fact, if it wasn’t for OSHA’s safety standards and guidelines, many workplaces would be quite a bit more hazardous than they currently are. Anyhow, OSHA makes it a regular practice to visit businesses in order to make sure they are indeed in

Heavy Duty 5S Floor Tape

Heavy Duty 5S Floor Tape

Heavyduty 5s tape is used in a variety of situations from school gym floors all the way to heavy duty industrial work environments. However, not all floor tapes perform the same. In fact, some floor tapes are intended for only light foot traffic while others are extremely durable and are meant to hold up in even

Water Resistant Label Printer

Water Resistant Label Printer

Label printers come in all shapes and sizes; however, they are not all created equal. The capabilities of label printers vary widely depending upon their intended usage. For instance, some label printers are very small and compact and feature a typing pad right on the actual labeler. These types of label printers offer the convenience

Oil Fields Safety: Preventative Maintenance

Oil Fields Safety: Preventative Maintenance

I would like to introduce our guest post by Skilven Publications. Skilven Publications is a publisher of workplace safety, health and wellness resources. They publish a range of newsletters, posters, safety tips, training manuals and safety talks that can be delivered straight to your inbox each month. For more information on any of the safety initiatives mentioned in this post,

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