Saw this article and thought it interesting...
Some initial thoughts:
--I don't know the specifics, but it looked as if the structure wasn't permanent (attached to the ground).
--If it wasn't, why not build a permanent facility (truly brick and mortar)
--How much control can… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on May 4, 2009 at 4:37pm —
Ansell has added the Cut Protection Glove to its line of products specifically designed for use in professional construction applications. The glove will also be the first Ansell Construction product to be made available directly to consumers through retailers such as Northern Tool and Tool Barn.
The glove, constructed with world-class Intercept Technology® Stretch Armor Yarn developed jointly by Ansell and DuPont, combines the comfort of Ansell… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on February 24, 2009 at 9:00am —
A few more...
How can I determine what size gloves my workers need?
Since proper fit is so essential to comfort and dexterity, it would be worthwhile to measure each worker’s hand. You may use a dressmaker’s cloth tape to measure around the hand, above the thumb and below the fingers. The diameter of the hand (rounded to the nearest half-inch) is numerically equal to the worker’s nominal glove size. This type of measurement, however, does not account for all… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on February 21, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Just when you thought we answered everything, there's more...
What gloves do you recommend for handling lacquer thinner?
Lacquer thinner, which is a popular cleaning agent for many processing facilities, typically contains several key ingredients, as listed below. Although additional ingredients may be present, they will likely fall into these categories.
- A ketone such as acetone or MEK, which will degrade nitrile, PVC and Viton;
- An alcohol…
Added by MoniqueB on February 20, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Proper hand protection is especially important in a chemical processing facility to prevent injuries and related costs and to boost productivity. Here are questions often asked by managers and others in chemical processing facilities, with responses provided to their inquiries.
What are some safety guidelines for using disposable nitrile gloves in a laboratory setting?
Nitrile gloves are suited for:
- Use with aliphatic hydrocarbons
Added by MoniqueB on February 19, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Once the PAA is complete, the manufacturer will receive a detailed report identifying strengths and making recommendations for cost and productivity improvements. After review, trials will be conducted to evaluate the recommendations and determine their success.
To achieve optimum savings and worker performance, a company must commit to continuous improvement. Follow-up assessments should be conducted at regular intervals to confirm that changes implemented are positively impacting… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 27, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Minimizing SKUs can improve a company’s working capital. Reducing a company’s SKUs will eliminate redundant and/or duplicate products and decrease the time required to order and stock products. Fewer inventories also reduce storage requirements, carrying costs and taxes.
SKU proliferation often occurs because too many people are authorized to approve the use of new products. Requiring senior level sign off for new products and suppliers will help reduce product styles and SKUs and… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 26, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Manufacturers in the past often measured productivity by the volume of product that went out the door. Today, productivity is typically gauged by waste and practices that eliminate waste.
During a PAA, three types of waste are considered: defects, transportation and waiting, and motion. All are primary elements in lean manufacturing.
Defects are any imperfections that require a product to be reworked or discarded. Fingerprints on glass, lint in a… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 24, 2008 at 10:00am —
We’ve established a bit of the top line information that happens during the personal apparel assessment (PAA), now let’s move on to what’s assessed. During the PAA, the assessor will analyze seven key cost drivers to help the company reach its operational and productivity objectives. Examining these areas will help identify critical issues and pinpoint variables in the production process. The analysis will also help the assessor determine the best solutions to maximize worker… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 22, 2008 at 10:00am —
We previously noted that personal apparel assessment can help companies maximize strengths and identify necessary improvements. Today, we’re discussing the “how.” A PAA generally includes the following phases:
-- Analysis—data is collected, opportunities validated and best practices identified;
-- Benchmarking—current operations are evaluated and base line measurements developed so results can be quantified;
-- Improvement—recommendations are made based on study results.… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 20, 2008 at 8:00am —
Cutting costs and improving performance is complicated by the fact that companies within various industries face different challenges. Automotive manufacturers, for example, must reduce overall supply chain costs. Chemical processors must be able to compete with low-cost producers from developing countries who have entered markets typically considered traditional for the U.S., Japan and Europe.
Manufacturers across almost every industry face skyrocketing health care and insurance… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on December 18, 2008 at 5:42pm —
Today is Wednesday, July 23 (as if you didn't know but I wanted to make sure you did). Today is a momentous occasion in that today is my first blog post...ever. Another milestone and the most important is that the Online Safety Community has reached 100 members. I repeat...100 MEMBERS! Can I get a WOO WOOO?!
Thank you for joining this community. I hope that you will find it useful, fun and informative. But remember, you can only get something good if you put something good into… Continue
Added by MoniqueB on July 23, 2008 at 1:48pm —