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Industrial Label Makers – Finding Your Perfect Printer

Industrial Label Makers – Finding Your Perfect Printer

In the working world, labels warn employees and sometimes even customers of potential hidden dangers in the workplace, and contribute to the safety of a work culture in their own subtle way. They’re so ingrained in industrial environments that most people might take some of the signage and labeling that keeps them safe for granted,

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Chemical Safety in the Workplace and SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

Working with hazardous chemicals can be one of the most dangerous activities for workers to engage in for a number of reasons; not the least of which being that many chemicals used in production are used in small quantities, meaning that they last a while between re-stocks and workers don’t have to handle them constantly.

Grab Bag: Safety Signs and Labels

Grab Bag: Safety Signs and Labels

There are many topics in the safety sphere which transcend any individual business or industry, and become vital in just about every industrial operation (and sometimes non-industrial as well) in existence. The wide range of safety signs, labels, and the associated rules and suggestions that go along with them certainly fit into this category without

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Arc Flash Explosions & Prevention

Most commonly, the hazards we associate with electricity and exposed electrical equipment are those due to direct contact. In these cases, a worker might accidentally touch an uninsulated wire or piece of electrical equipment, and momentarily become a conductor themselves. Severe burns and arrhythmia or stoppage of the heart can occur. What most people don’t

How to Avoid Burns within the Workplace

How to Avoid Burns within the Workplace

In many industries, slips, trips, falls, and lifting injuries make up the vast majority of injuries that workers are prone to experience. In others, however, occupational risks make other incidents more likely. In the case of restaurant kitchens, fast food establishments, chemical and production facilities, and any case in which the heating, cooking, welding, and/or

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

Floor Tape and Vinyl Labels Whips Maintenance Room Into Shape

Floor Tape and Vinyl Labels Whips Maintenance Room Into Shape

“The squeaky wheel gets the oil,” goes the old adage, but what happens when you can’t find the oil to begin with? I was recently tasked with the re-organization of a machine shop’s maintenance room and, let me tell you, I had a hard time finding anything before we cleaned up. The more businesses I

How Simple Visibility Improvements can Improve Efficiency & Reduce Waste

How Simple Visibility Improvements can Improve Efficiency & Reduce Waste

Over the years, I have learned that one of the biggest mistakes individuals and companies make is always looking for the big changes to reduce waste or improve efficiency. They keep focusing on finding the next big, innovative move that will result in dramatic improvements to the bottom line. While these are great when they

5S Tools and Blueprint Used In My Last 5S Project

5S Tools and Blueprint Used In My Last 5S Project

When re-organizing or changing up your work floor or operations setup, you can have a potentially massive task on your hands. The problem with “potentially massive” projects is that they tend to easily become overwhelming, leading many to one of two undesirable outcomes: A) You take shortcuts and end up with a sort of half-result

How to Handle Workplace Chemicals – Exposure Prevention

How to Handle Workplace Chemicals – Exposure Prevention

Hazardous chemicals are often an unavoidable part of production. Depending on the industry you are in, employees may be routinely exposed to harmful substances and it’s your responsibility to make sure their health and well-being do not suffer as a consequence. While many methods for doing so (wearing personal protection equipment, etc.) are fairly obvious,

Pipe Marking For Safety Managers: Start to Finish

Pipe Marking For Safety Managers: Start to Finish

In many modern day factories and other facilities, materials flow through lengths of piping that run throughout. These materials can often be hazardous and subject to other dangerous conditions (such as heat and pressure) and are thereby potential safety hazards to workers in their vicinity. To address this, you should learn to effectively evaluate and

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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