Warehouse Floor Marking Tapes for Safety

Improving warehouse safety is something that requires quite a bit of planning and effort. There is no one thing that you can do to get the results you need fast. Instead, you should look at a variety of different options and implement the ones that will give you the biggest improvements. Of course, even smaller improvements to warehouse safety can be very important. One thing that you can do to make improvements in this area …

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Improving Material Handling with Floor Markings

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Material handling is a common activity in most facilities. Any time a material needs to be moved from one place to another there is a risk of it being damaged, lost, or have other problems. In addition, moving things around can also make them less organized if it isn’t taken care of properly. While it is not possible to eliminate the need for material handling entirely, there are things that can be done to reduce …

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Line Marking & Floor Tape

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When implementing a visual communication strategy, the floors shouldn’t be overlooked! Using floor tape to line different areas of the facility can help people navigate, mark off hazards, and improve the workplace’s organization efforts. Painted or taped lines are often associated with safety. They can be used where vehicles and workers are traveling to create lanes similar to a road. Separate lanes for pedestrian paths, forklift lanes, and equipment paths, can keep people moving around …

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Choosing the Best Floor Marking Method

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When planning a new floor marking strategy for your facility, you will want to choose the best method for your facility: tape or paint? Although the default option for in the past has been paint, advancements in adhesive tape technology make floor marking tape a preferable alternative to floor paint in many industrial facilities. Industrial floor paint Floor paint has been a standard for floor marking for decades now, but it can require more resources …

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Virtual Signs for Visual Communication

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Improve Visual Communication with Virtual Signs Creating a visual workplace can help your facility to improve safety, reduce waste and generally help everything run much more smoothly throughout the day. In most situations you can use things like floor signs, floor marking tape, wall signs and more to convey clear and helpful messages to anyone working in the area. There are times, however, when it is impossible to use these options. Whether it is because …

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Facility Safety Includes Hearing Conservation

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One of the most common work related problems people who work in factories or other facilities face is the loss of hearing. The loud noises that occur can cause significant hearing loss or other hearing problems that often last a lifetime. Most safety managers would never consider allowing their facility to damage the legs, arms or head of their employees on a regular basis, but when it comes to hearing, many people don’t give it …

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Are Employees Afraid to Report Job Injuries?

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The countries most popular legal information site, FindLaw.com, has conducted a survey about reporting on the job injuries. It found that nearly 10% of Americans have been injured on the job, but did not report it, for fear of retaliation. The retaliation, such as fear of being fired or other negative impacts on their career, was the most significant reason people gave for failing to report on the job injuries, according to the survey. This …

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There is Always Two Groups of LEAN Stakeholders – Leaders and Employees Affected by the Change

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The Lean Six Sigma strategies require that many things in a company are changed. These changes are designed to help make improvements, but unfortunately, they don’t always occur overnight. Many people on leadership teams focus on the long term benefits of a given change, without really considering how it will impact employees immediately, or what type of push-back there may be. Managers often mistakenly think that they can just force these changes through, since they …

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What is OEE?

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OEE is an acronym that you’ve likely heard used quite a bit if you work in or around manufacturing facilities. It stands for Overall Equipment effectiveness, and it is a hierarchy of metrics that is used to help evaluate how effectively a specific manufacturing operation is being utilized. It was developed in the 1960’s by Seiichi Nakajima, who based this series of metrics on the Harrington Emerson School of through on labor efficiency. To put …

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Is it Time for Your Safety Audit?

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As you face yet another year as a successful business owner, it’s time to take stock of your company’s safety components and make tweaks where necessary. The new year is always a great time to perform a safety audit — it’s a time for resolutions, beginning anew, tackling new challenges and gearing up for a productive 12 months in 2014. Keeping your employees safe is key to running a business, not to mention it keeps …

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