Leak Detection & Repair

2 min read It is not uncommon while walking through any type of factory, refinery or other facility to see liquids dripping from pipes or other areas.   Disturbingly, however, in many cases the liquid which is leaking out is toxic or hazardous to the health of the people working around it or the environment in general.  In some cases it can even be flammable which presents a significant risk to the facility as a whole as well as …

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Emergency Egress

2 min read There are few things more disturbing than reading about fires and other emergencies in areas that did not have proper exits for the people inside the buildings.  A quick look back in the news can find several examples in both the US and around the world where dozens or even hundreds of people died because they were trapped in a building without a way to escape a fire or other hazardous material.  These should serve …

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Factory Floor Safety Markings

2 min read When working on a factory floor there are many different hazards which can cause significant harm to people in the area, products being made or even other machinery.  Finding ways to reduce or eliminate risk in a factory is an important task which can help improve the overall working environment as well as be a very effective way to reduce the expenses related to accidents in a factory.  One of the simplest and cheapest ways …

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Red Floor Tape

2 min read 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 best practice to use red as the color which indicates people should use caution in an area.  Marking the floors …

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Adhesive Vinyl Tape

2 min read 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 virtually any situation.  When placed properly on a clean surface it will stick securely and last a very long time.  …

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5S Red Tags

2 min read When starting the task of making your facility a 5s certified location there are many different things that you must do.  At first it might all seem a little overwhelming, but the fact of the matter is there are products which can make everything simpler and more efficient.  One area where many people have trouble is identifying everything in your facility, its uses and whether or not it should be there.  Some things are easy …

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5S Floor Tape

2 min read When managing a factory or other potentially hazardous facility it is important to take every measure possible to ensure the safety of the employees who work there, any visitors who come through and of course the equipment and products which are in the facility.  As with any business, however, you also have to balance your budget with any safety steps you’re taking.  One of the most inexpensive, yet effective, ways to improve safety is to …

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Warehouse Safety Signs

3 min read Running a warehouse is a complex and difficult task which takes a lot of effort directed in many different places.  While there are many very important tasks which contribute to the success of any warehouse, none are as critical as the safety of the facility.  Most warehouses have dozens or even hundreds of employees who are working with and around complex and often very dangerous equipment.  One of the most affordable, and effective ways to …

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Warehouse Floor Marking Tape

3 min read As most people know an improperly run warehouse can be extremely dangerous for both the people who work there and also everything that is stored there as well.  It is critical to have a well organized facility if you want it to run smoothly and profitably.  One thing many warehouse managers use to help keep everything safe and efficient is warehouse marking tape.  There are many different types of this tape and it can be …

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Lean Supplies

2 min read Whether you’re just starting the process of moving your manufacturing facility toward 5s implementation or you’ve been following these best practices for years, you need to keep a full regiment of 5s approved lean supplies on hand at all times.  These supplies will help your business maintain a clean, organized, efficient and above all safe workplace throughout your facility.  There are many different types of supplies available and choosing the right options for your business …

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