Tip of the Day

 

Implement 5S workplace methodology.

5S — a system that maintains an orderly workplace and using visual cues to achieve more consistent operational results — is often used in order to reduce waste and optimize productivity. While it’s known to substantially improve these things, it can also have a secondary impact: safety. Here’s what it stands for:

  1. Sort:Remove any items that aren’t needed for current production operations.
  2. Set in order: Arrange items in an easily found order and label them accordingly.
  3. Shine: Sweep and clean everything, everyday.
  4. Standardize:Implement the sort, set and shine steps into a constant method.
  5. Sustain:Make these standards a habit and constantly strive to improve them.

By implementing this method, you can reduce the unnecessary materials, time and confusion that often lead to workplace injuries.