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Safety: Is it the Sixth ‘S’ in a 5S system?
Safety: Is it the Sixth ‘S’ in a 5S system?

As plants work toward meeting financial goals and maintaining compliance with safety regulations, it's often thought that productivity is compromised. Safety doesn't have to compromise productivity. On the contrary, safety and productivity complement each other. According to research, manufacturers that emphasize... Read More

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Security as fundamental as safety
Security as fundamental as safety

You can have all the greatest technology in the world, but if it ends up compromised that means it is not safe and that can mean trouble for a manufacturer. "Cyber security is fundamental; as... Read More

Six serious safety hazards to avoid in manufacturing jobs
Six serious safety hazards to avoid in manufacturing jobs

Below are six of the most-common safety hazards in manufacturing settings: 1. Chemicals: Dangerous chemicals can be anywhere, from corrosive cleaning solutions to leaking battery acid. To reduce... Read More

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Manufacturing safety: 12 practical strategies
Manufacturing safety: 12 practical strategies

1. Have properly trained staff: All staff members setting foot on your facility floor should be aware of the potential hazards and be properly trained on how to perform their day-to-day tasks as well... Read More

Improving PPE usage important to ensure manufacturing safety
Improving PPE usage important to ensure manufacturing safety

The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the manufacturing workplace is a critical aspect of an overall safety program. History shows that there is not always consistent or proper use of... Read More

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