5S Vinyl Floor Tape

5S vinyl floor tape is one of the most affordable and versatile items in any facility. It comes in all different colors, and there are even different durability levels for use in different situations. The tape can be used in a temporary way to mark off areas, or for permanent markings on the floor. It is much faster and easier to use than floor paint, and it can be used on virtually any type of …

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Factory Floor Safety Markings

The job of a safety manager in a factory can be quite difficult. There is an endless list of potential hazards which need to be considered, most of which simply can’t be eliminated. Much of the job is about evaluating risk and finding ways to minimize it as much as possible. In situations where there are people working with heavy machinery, vehicles, hazardous materials and other dangers, it is important to do everything possible to …

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Floor Tape Dots

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For visitors to many factories, warehouses, and other facilities, it can be quite odd to walk through an area and see colored dots on the floor. People may look at all the employees working in the area and wonder why there are polka-dots covering different parts of the floor. The fact is, however, these floor tape dots are a critical component of the overall safety of the facility. Each company may have different specific meanings …

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Factory Floor Marking Tape

To an outside viewer who is watching the floor of most factories, it might seem like everything is in a state of chaos. People are walking in every direction, forklifts and other vehicles are driving in the same area, and then there are boxes and pallets full of all sorts of materials being transported all over the facility. While it might be difficult to decipher, most of these facilities are actually well organized with clear …

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Slip and Fall Hazards

Slip and fall accidents are the number one type of accident in the work place. Like most types of hazards, these are so dangerous because they occur when you least expect them to. Areas which are slippery, but are marked clearly with signs are very rarely the location of an accident. It is essential, therefore, to be able to identify places where slips and falls are more likely to occur, and label them clearly.  This …

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Top 5 Reasons Why Lean Transformations Fail

Implementing lean transformations in any type of facility can be very difficult, and when done improperly they can cause significant problems both for the short term and in the future.  The benefits of a properly implemented lean transformation, however, can be extremely powerful and help companies of all types run much more smoothly and even improve the profit margin the company is able to bring in.  Looking at key reasons why lean transformations have failed …

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Tips and Techniques for a Visual Workplace

When thinking about safety and efficiency in the work place it is important to look at it from a visual perspective.  In today’s world a facility no longer only has people who speak English fluently.  Many times people come in from other countries where English is their second language, or customers or suppliers come in from other countries for a tour.  With this in mind it is important to create a visual workplace which will …

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Visual Management

Visual management is an important process which can help improve the safety and efficiency of many types of facilities.  What visual management is at its core is the idea that when people walk into a particular area they should be able to immediately be able to know some important pieces of information, even without being directly told.  The information conveyed could be things like where there are dangers, the types of dangers, available exits and …

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Floor Marking Shapes Example

When attempting to improve the overall safety and efficiency of a facility it is important utilize the best solutions possible. Furthermore, when solutions are simple and inexpensive they should be done as quickly as possible. Using floor markings within a facility is one of the best ways to ensure that everyone knows about any potential hazards in the area and stays away from restricted areas. When it comes to floor markings there are many different …

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5S Markings

When planning out the safety and efficiency of any facility one of the most important things is to be able to mark off different areas quickly and easily.  Whether it is floor tape, safety labels or tags placed on different items within the facility, 5S markings are an essential tool to ensure the safety of employees.  Having these things available helps ensure the entire facility is working off of one standard which can help avoid …

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