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What Is Kanban?
In the face of declining sales and profits during the 1950s, Eiji Toyoda began looking for ways to improve ...
Hard Hat Requirements
OSHA/ANSI Hardhat Requirements 68,000 injuries in 2020 required an absence from work 1,000 workers killed ...
Logistics Tracking
Logistics involves managing the movement of resources. This not only includes products, but the movement and ...
Toxic Waste
What is toxic waste? Toxic waste may be defined as discarded material that may pose a substantial threat or ...
Chaku Chaku
Chaku chaku, literally meaning "load load," is a Japanese term for a single-piece manufacturing process based ...
Lean Team
What is a Lean Team? Lean manufacturing has changed the shape of businesses, improving processes for the ...
Planned Maintenance
Planned maintenance is a proactive approach to maintenance in which maintenance work is scheduled to take ...
Kaizen Benefits
Businesses continue to turn towards lean manufacturing tools to find ways to tighten their belts and remain ...
OSHA Sound Levels
What is noise? Is all noise bad? Where does noise come from? Vibrations detected by the human ear are called ...
Product Identification
Product identification is a broad category of labeling that includes functions such as product traceability, ...
International Fire Code
The International Fire Code (IFC) provides fire prevention and safety standards for existing buildings. It ...
Arc Flash in Mining
Very little can happen in mining without electricity. From drilling equipment and powered shovels to fixed ...
OSHA 29 CFR 1926
Construction is a high hazard industry, with unique situations and hazards, and it employs more than six ...
NFPA 704
NFPA 704 Labels NFPA 704 - Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency ...
Six Sigma Principles
What Is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a systematic approach to eliminating errors. Six Sigma uses statistical ...
Job Site Safety
Job Site Safety OSHA reports that nearly 6.5 million workers are employed at approximately 252,000 ...
Safety Risk Management
In our experience, those companies who place major significance on risk management are the most successful in ...
Fault Tree Analysis
In this day and age, businesses the world over are placing a premium on dependability. With so many ...
Arc Flash PPE Hood
NFPA 70E Arc Flash
NFPA 70E, or the NFPA's Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, outlines specific practices to be ...
5S Floor Marking
At its most fundamental level, 5S is about eliminating waste and getting a facility cleaned up and organized. ...
Arc Flash Labels
When electrical equipment must be maintained or repaired while energized, an arc flash hazard may be present. ...
Fire Signs
The most important signs are those indicating the means of escape, usually consisting of Fire Exit signs ...
ANSI Standards
ANSI is the American National Standards Institute. It is a private organization involved with coordinating ...
Five Whys
The five whys analysis is also known as the why-why chart and root cause analysis. As these names imply, the ...
Parts of an SDS
Under the international standard called the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS, details about a chemical or ...
Available Fault Current
The National Electric Code, or NEC, requires that equipment be marked with the available fault current, and ...
Arc Flash PPE
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense against injuries. When it comes to arc flash, ...
NEMA Standards
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is an industry association for two types of ...
NFPA 704 vs HazCom 2012
A variety of labeling standards and classification systems are available for managing chemical safety. This ...
Lean Facility
Creating a Lean Facility The global market places significant pressure on businesses and other organizations ...
Cables Markers Tags
You may be wondering which type of labels you should use for identifying cables and wires. First you need to ...
TPM Implementation
TPM Implementation Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a continuous improvement program that focuses on ...
8D Methodology
The 8D methodology (8D=eight disciplines) was developed in Ford Motor Company in the mid-1980s to be used by ...
OSHA Floor Marking
Modern workplaces, however safe they may be, are fraught with hazards. Forklifts, energized equipment, ...
ANSI Cutting Standard
ANSI Cutting Standard The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has updated its hand protection ...
Electrical Safety Signs
Electrical safety is a major problem in modern workplaces. Each year, OSHA produces a list of their ten most ...
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What Is Kanban?
In the face of declining sales and profits during the 1950s, Eiji Toyoda began looking for ways to improve ...
Lean Team
What is a Lean Team? Lean manufacturing has changed the shape of businesses, improving processes for the ...
Six Sigma Principles
What Is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a systematic approach to eliminating errors. Six Sigma uses statistical ...
Five Whys
The five whys analysis is also known as the why-why chart and root cause analysis. As these names imply, the ...
Lean Facility
Creating a Lean Facility The global market places significant pressure on businesses and other organizations ...
OSHA Floor Marking
Modern workplaces, however safe they may be, are fraught with hazards. Forklifts, energized equipment, ...
Continuous Improvement
What is Continuous Improvement? Continuous improvement is a philosophy of looking to improve products and ...
Quality Circles
The quality circle originated in Japan in the early 1960's. The objective was to give the responsibility for ...
Kaizen Getting Started
There is more to implementing Kaizen than we can include on a single web page. However, the following serves ...
FOCUS PDCA
FOCUS PDCA is a management method, developed in the healthcare industry, used to improve processes. Created ...
Lean Canvas
Compared to writing a business plan, which can take several weeks or months, you can outline multiple ...
FMECA
The Fundamentals of FMECA FMECA is used to evaluate reliability and identify the most critical failure modes. ...
Lean on Maintenance
What is Lean Maintenance? Lean manufacturing is arguably the single greatest advance in plant efficiency ...
Cross-Docking
What is Cross-Docking? At its most basic, cross-docking establishes a speedy, efficient system for unloading ...
SIPOC
SIPOC is an acronym for Suppliers, Inputs, Processes, Outputs, and Customers and shows how these business ...
Lean Tools
Five of the Most Helpful Lean Tools Lean manufacturing uses many lean tools to improve production and ...
What Is Kaizen?
Kaizen originated in Japan during the early 1950s and comes from two words: Kai (improvement) and Zen (good). ...
Inventory Planning
What is Inventory? The word "inventory" can have a number of definitions. In this article, we'll be talking ...
Kanban Benefits
Kanban Provides a Number of Benefits. Kanban was developed as a method for controlling the flow of materials ...
Six Sigma Methodology
As the name implies, a Lean Six Sigma methodology combines the principles of lean manufacturing ("Lean") with ...
Process Map
Why Map a Process? Maps and flowcharts help make work visible. Increased visibility improves communication ...
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5S Floor Marking
At its most fundamental level, 5S is about eliminating waste and getting a facility cleaned up and organized. ...
OSHA Floor Marking
Modern workplaces, however safe they may be, are fraught with hazards. Forklifts, energized equipment, ...
Types of Floor Marking
As workplaces grow increasingly sophisticated, it's imperative that employers keep workers safe, increase ...