From the Bottom Up: You and Your New 5S Program

5S guide and poster

2 min read Making the choice to implement a 5S program is making the choice to better your business as a whole. There are all kinds of benefits that a company can enjoy by entering into the world of 5S—a few of them being quality output of product, efficiency, and safety improvements. Using 5S not only increases your overall profit, but it also changes the safety culture for the better and makes employees happier. Your plan for implementing …

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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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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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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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