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A Guide to GHS Labels

GHS label

3 min read 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. The prescribed symbols, signal words, and hazard statements can be readily selected from Annex 1 of ...

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Where are Pipe Labels Required?

Where are pipe labels required

2 min read A pipe marking project can only be effective when people can actually see the pipe labels! Not only do labels need to be seen by employees, but they should also be seen by visitors and emergency personnel for safety reasons. You will need to first understand where labels are needed. This step is actually fairly straightforward and can be done ...

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Utilizing Visual Communication with 5S

5S and visual communication

2 min read 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 easily identify opportunities for improvement. ...

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Floor Signs and Floor Markings

floor signs and floor marking

2 min read 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 for the development of these ...

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The Importance of a Positive Workplace Culture

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4 min read A workplace culture is the core of any organization, and it can spell success or failure. The character of any business and the personality of any company is its culture. It’s also what makes it unique. Suffice it to say that the total values, behaviors and interactions, the traditions and beliefs of an organization make up its culture. When an ...

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