Arc flashes are one of the most dangerous hazards found in a workplace. The potential property damage of an arc flash includes metal on equipment melting, a fire breaking out, or even break windows and splinter wood, and the potential for human injury is extremely serious. Workers who experience an arc flash could be burned badly, be electrocuted, have permanent hearing or eyesight damage, and…

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Eyes are one of the most vulnerable organs of the human body, and as an employer you are obligated to keep your workers safe, including their eyes. Providing compliant and effective personal protective equipment (PPE) can dramatically reduce the chance of eye injury and even vision loss. Whether your workplace is a construction site, a laboratory, or a manufacturing warehouse, there are a number of…

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Kaizen is both a methodology and a philosophy at the core of Lean manufacturing. Continuous improvement is synonymous with kaizen, meaning no process is fully developed, people should always be looking for ways processes can be improved. Kaizen focuses on improving processes, standardizing processes, involving workers from all levels, and much more. The following are five strategies, out of many, that kaizen uses: Gemba: The…

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Hazard and visual communication are essential to safety in the workplace. Hazard communication encompasses all types of signs and labels: caution signs, danger, notice, warning, and safety instruction signs. ANSI Standards The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has developed some of the most widely adopted standards used in the workplace. One of the essential set of standards is the ANSI Z535 series, regarding the design…

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Have you heard of 6S? You might be familiar with 5S, a manufacturing methodology aimed to reduce waste and optimize productivity through creating and maintaining an organized workplace utilizing visual cues. 6S builds upon the original five steps, rounding it out with the sixth S: safety. Safety is an important component of productivity and waste and can effectively reduce downtime, reduce expenses, impact work quality,…

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Since construction industry involves a lot of risks which cause frequent accidents therefore it is very much essential to carry safety products. The safety products are mainly carried for getting acute protection against probable construction risks. To be more precise, dangerous accidents causing dreadful consequences especially physical damages can be easily and efficiently avoided with the use of safety products. But you got to make…

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