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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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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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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JSA – Job Safety Analysis Explained

Keeping everyone in a facility safe is extremely important for all workplaces. In many cases, the responsibility of workplace safety falls on one person, or a group of people. This is a great way of allowing the individual or group to focus specifically on safety improvement, rather than just having that as a secondary responsibility of other people such as area managers. One of the most important, and useful tools that a safety manager has …

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Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2013

Each year OSHA releases the top ten list of most frequently cited violations of the year. In the majority of cases, the list really doesn’t change too much from year to year. In 2013, the number one and number two spots remained the same as they were in 2012. The top spot, fall protection, had 7250 violations in 2013, making it a very significant risk for employees in many industries. It should be no real …

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Make Your Workplace Safe for 2014

Every New Year the dreaded question arises, “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?” This year, take several simple steps to make your working environment a safer, more inviting place to work. Treating your employees with dignity and concern for their well-being is not just altruistic, it’s smart business. A safe and happy employee is a productive employee! First-Aid and First Responder Plan Every business should have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand at all times. …

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