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Visual Safety: Creating Signs & Labels

Creating Signs and Labels

3 min read 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 can greatly increase the effectiveness ...

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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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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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Safety Lean Manufacturing – 5 Ways to Combine Safety and Lean

Safety Lean Manufacturing

3 min read Improving and Implementing Safety Lean Manufacturing When people look at facility improvement opportunities they often look at process improvement methodologies, such as Lean Manufacturing. Another thing that is commonly reviewed is facility safety improvements. In many cases, however, they don’t see that using lean manufacturing techniques can often also provide safety improvements. Thinking about safety lean manufacturing will allow you ...

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Continuous Improvement Applied to Safety at Toyota

Safety, Equipment

< 1 min read A recent article at EHS Today explains how a Toyota plant that manufactures forklifts in Columbus, Ind., makes safety a part of daily life. The facility refers to its safety system as K-HYP, which standards for “kaizen” (continuous improvement) and “How’s your process?” At the facility, safety is a topic of discussion at morning meetings, and each employee is given the ...

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