Do you need a safety manager?

Do you need a safety manager?

In a perfect world every company, regardless of its size, would have a full time safety manager who is dedicated to locating any hazards in the work environment and reducing or eliminating them quickly.  The reality is, however, that many companies can’t afford to have a full time employee dedicated to this area and others don’t want

5S and Lean

5S and Lean

When investigating ways to help your business run more efficiently and safely almost everyone has come across the terms 5s and lean, and in many cases they are even thought of as somewhat interchangeable.  The fact is, however, that they have different meanings even if they are used in combination with each other when evaluating the

5S – It Sounds so Easy

5S – It Sounds so Easy

Whether you’ve attended a Lean manufacturing class, read a book or just found information about the 5s process online you likely got excited about the ability to improve your business or facility.  The 5s system seems so very easy when you first hear about it, and it really makes a lot of sense.  The difficulty,

Fuel Spill Kit

Fuel Spill Kit

When working with any type of fuel it is essential that you are as careful as possible to ensure there is no spilling.  Unfortunately it is impossible to guarantee that a spill will never happen, and that’s why having a fuel spill kit is essential whenever working with any type of fuel.  From regular gasoline to rocket

5S Your Auto Shop

5S Your Auto Shop

If you own an auto repair shop you might be looking for ways to improve your safety and efficiency you may have run across the Lean 5S standard which is used in so many businesses today.  At first glance many people think that this particular standard would not apply to an auto shop because of the fact

Custom Foam Drawer Liners

Custom Foam Drawer Liners

Many facilities have many drawers full of tools or other equipment which is difficult to sort through when people need to use something.  As part of the lean 5s certification you may be looking at this as an opportunity to increase the efficiency of your facility.  Keeping the tools and other items people use well

Absorbent Spill Kits

Absorbent Spill Kits

Having absorbent spill kits available so people can quickly respond to potentially hazardous spills is an important part of any facilities overall safety strategy.  Whether the products used in a given area are directly dangerous like acid or they just cause an unsafe environment like a slippery floor or increased risk of fire it is important to

5S Supplies

5S Supplies

One of the nice things about the 5s certification is that unlike many other standards, this one has a lot of tools and supplies available to help make implementing the best practices much easier and more effective.  These 5s supplies are available to order right online and they are all very affordable.  Each facility will

Red Floor Tape

Red Floor Tape

The color red is internationally recognized as the color which means to stop or use caution and that’s why the lean 5s standards have suggested red floor tape for helping people identify locations where they should not go in a facility.  While there is no set in stone rules from the 5s certification, it is a

Adhesive Vinyl Tape

Adhesive Vinyl Tape

There are many types of tape which can be used to mark different areas in a factory or other facility, but if you want to ensure that you’re not constantly having to replace it you want to use adhesive vinyl floor tape.  This type of tape is strong and durable and will work well in

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