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Creating a Safe Work Environment with 5S

Posted by Andy Stickler on Jul 12, 2017 4:56:00 PM

070517_5S_BlogGraphic-01.pngOne of the foundational cornerstones of workplace safety is good housekeeping. In simple terms, you need a well-organized, clean workplace that is free of clutter and congestion. The 5S methodology is foundationally the same as the principle of good housekeeping. In fact, these two cornerstones have very much in common. Just as you cannot achieve true workplace safety without good housekeeping, you will never achieve true implementation of all Lean principles without 5S.

The 5S methodology is an organizational strategy consisting of five stages to maintain an orderly workspace with visual cues. Translated from Japanese, these stages represent "sort," "stabilize" or "set in order," "shine," "standardize," and "sustain." Simply put, 5S really is a foundation for both workplace safety and the principles of Lean manufacturing.

So, where does safety fit into 5S? It's integrated into each step of the process.

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Topics: Safety, Lean Manufacturing

How to Nurture Employee Loyalty with a Safe Workplace

Posted by Scott Stone on Oct 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Hytrol SafetyIt’s the most important reason, but keeping employees safe and injury-free is not the only benefit of providing a safe environment for workers. A safer workplace:

  • Drives productivity and revenue growth.
  • Has long-term effects on employee engagement, retention, and loyalty.
  • Allows for better processes to be found and put in place.
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Topics: Safety

5 tips to create a safe work environment

Posted by Paige Carswell on Aug 6, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Create a safer work environment.There’s no way around it: In the manufacturing industry, safety is a big deal. It affects your operation, it affects your bottom line, and most importantly it affects your people.

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Topics: Who We Are, Safety