How are hazards controlled in a confined space?

To the extent possible, people should avoid entering confined spaces because they can be extremely dangerous. Confined spaces can cause employees to become trapped, run out of air, get exposed to dangerous gasses, and much more. There are times, however, when it is necessary to have workers in these types of situations. When that is … Read more

Why is it important to prevent slips, trips, and falls?

Each year there are millions of accidents and injuries that occur in the workplace. While most of them are relatively minor, there are also some very serious and even fatal accidents that occur. Preventing accidents is an important task that can not only keep employees safer, but also improve the productivity of the facility. Very … Read more

What is in a PPE kit?

A PPE kit, or personal protection equipment kit, is a set of PPE items that are kept together for use when needed. There can be many different types of PPE kits, each designed for a specific purpose. Having all the relevant PPE together in one kit will make it easier to ensure employees who need … Read more

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What do the colors represent on the NFPA diamond?

The NFPA diamond is one of the most iconic safety symbols in many different industries. Anywhere that works with potentially dangerous chemicals or materials will have seen this diamond. Even those who don’t work in these types of industries will likely have seen them on the backs of semi-trucks that are transporting dangerous solutions. The … Read more

How do thermal printers work?

Thermal printers are mostly used in receipt printers and industrial situations. The concept behind this type of printer is relatively simple, but very efficient for the areas where they are used. There are two types of thermal printers, and they work differently. Understanding how they work can help you to pick the right one for … Read more

How are Kaizen events run?

Kaizen events are actions that are taken within a facility to try to improve an existing process. While most people think of Kaizen events only as major changes to processes, that is not always the case. Companies can engage in this type of event to address issues with smaller processes as well. The important thing … Read more

What can a barcode be printed on?

Barcodes are found in just about every area of life ranging from the supermarket to warehouses, and much more. Creating barcodes is a relatively easy process and can be done with just about any type of printer. Of course, when creating barcodes for use in high volume environments, it is necessary for the printers to … Read more

Is it expensive to implement a barcoding system?

Implementing a barcoding system is a great way to improve organization, eliminate waste, and track information throughout the facility. While there is no doubt that using barcodes can help to improve the way things are done in the workplace, it is not free to implement so you have to weigh the costs and benefits. Types … Read more

What are the different types of barcodes?

The first barcode system was developed back in 1951 and was based on Morse code. Since this time billions of barcodes have been used, and there have been a variety of advancements to the system as a whole. Understanding the different types of barcodes that are available will allow businesses to choose the ones that … Read more

How does floor marking affect forklift safety?

Forklifts are used in most facilities throughout the world. They make it faster and easier to move items around a warehouse or other location much more efficiently. Unfortunately, they can also be very dangerous. Approximately 20,000 people are injured in workplace accidents involving a forklift each year in America. With this in mind, it is … Read more