An Introduction to GHS for Your Facility

GHS label on a lab container

GHS is an important system that businesses use when classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals. IT stands for, “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.” Companies use this system to help improve workplace safety and ensure anyone who works with or around potentially dangerous chemicals can be as safe as possible. There are many

Visual Safety: Creating Signs & Labels

Creating Signs and Labels

Good labeling and sign practices are critical to keeping workers, employees, and facility visitors safe. So, how can you ensure your visual communication is the best it can be? Let’s look at how to either acquire or create high-quality and well-designed labels and signs. We will concentrate on just those areas where signs and labels

A Guide to GHS Labels

GHS label

OSHA updated Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. There are a number of GHS labeling requirements facilities will need to be aware of to stay compliant and keep workers safe. GHS Label Elements The prescribed symbols, signal words, and hazard statements

Utilizing Visual Communication with 5S

5S and visual communication

The heart and soul of visual management is 5S. It is systematic approach to workplace organization and cleaning that will transform a disorganized workplace into an efficiently running machine. 5S creates a strong foundation that allows businesses to employ additional Lean manufacturing tools such as kaizen. When the work environment is orderly, people can more

Floor Signs and Floor Markings

floor signs and floor marking

Floor markings and floor signs are a critical element to any visual safety program. While most already know about and utilize wall signs and labels, floor signs and floor markings present a new opportunity to communicate with your workers. Many manufacturing facilities would have a much higher accident and/or fatality rate if it were not