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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

How to Customize a Foam Tool Organizer

How to Customize a Foam Tool Organizer

As business owners, we do a lot of take control of our day to day operations and make them as efficient as possible. We spend thousands on implementing rigorous training programs, color coding our warehouses, re-arranging assembly lines and work stations, hiring outside consultants to help eliminate waste and cut down on production times, but

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

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

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

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

6S System: The Basics

6S System: The Basics

Let’s take a moment and go back to the basics. The ‘5S’ system, as it’s called, stands for Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. The system outlines how to go about organizational projects in a way that is efficient and effective both in the short and long term. In this blog post, we’re

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

Cat 5 Cable Labels

Cat 5 Cable Labels

Labels are an essential component of any well-organized work environment. One of the uses for labels within the industrial workplace involves the labeling of cat 5 cables. As we all know, cat 5 cables are effective tools which help to carry signals for various equipment such as computer networks, phones, printers, videos, etc. However, one

Labeling Tangled Cables

Labeling Tangled Cables

We’ve all seen it before, large amounts of disorganized cables. Messy and tangled cables not only look chaotic but also make maneuvering, understanding, and replacing cables extremely cumbersome.  Whether tangled cables are located within a small cubicle area or in the back room of an IT department, they not only look visually displeasing, but may also

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