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What Is OEE and What Does It Mean?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 28, 2022 at 11:11 AM

There are many different industry terms when it comes to the manufacturing industry. You’ve likely heard a few of them yourself, and at times it may be hard to know what these terms mean. This is especially true if they’re referred to in an abbreviated form, such as the term OEE. But what does OEE stand for? What is its significance? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Manufacturing, Safety Management

How to Apply Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 27, 2022 at 1:20 PM

Every manufacturing company strives to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) in hopes of running a successful and profitable business. They all have a GMP definition to help them stay in line with the key elements of good manufacturing practices.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Safety Management

Gemba Walks: Why They're Important

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 19, 2022 at 1:02 PM

When it comes to the world of lean management styles, there are several things to keep in mind. This particular management approach, which began in the Japanese automaking industry, has proven highly effective when its principles are applied properly. One of the most important of these principles is the practice of going on “Gemba walks” on a regular basis.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Manufacturing

When Are Employees Required to Wear Safety Glasses or Eye Protection?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Every day, 2,000 workers in the U.S. suffer a job-related eye injury requiring medical treatment, with one-third of them requiring treatment in hospital emergency departments.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Construction, Manufacturing, Logistics and Transportation, Safety Culture

3 Keys to Dock Plate Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 29, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Your loading docks see a lot of traffic in the course of a day. That also means they’re the site of far too many potential hazards, which is why safety equipment is so critical.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Manufacturing, Logistics and Transportation, Warehouse Safety

Essential Safety Tools and Equipment Manufacturing Employees Need

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 13, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Maintaining a safe work environment requires a lot of things. For starters, it requires commitment and organization on the part of company managers and supervisors. But commitment and organization can only go so far if company leaders don’t provide employees with the proper safety tools and equipment. Ultimately, those are the tangible items that will keep employees safe while on the job.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Manufacturing, Incident Management, Safety Management, PPE

Tips to Improve Ear Protection for Manufacturing Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 14, 2020 at 8:48 AM

We can all agree that workplace safety is of the utmost importance. The problem is that there are so many aspects that go into the safety of workers that it’s easy to overlook some of them. For instance, ear protection in the workplace is easy to forget about. There’s a lot of focus on protecting the eyes and other body parts. But employers shouldn’t forget to protect the hearing of their employees.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Manufacturing, Safety Culture, Hearing Protection

Common Danger Signs You May Need to Post in Your Work Area

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 9, 2020 at 8:22 AM

Appropriate signage is sometimes one of the most overlooked aspects of creating a safe work environment. It sounds simple enough, but too many employers don’t fully recognize the impact they can have and their importance to workers. After all, you can never do too much to promote a safe workplace culture.

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Topics: Risk Management, Manufacturing, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Safety Culture, Human Resources

The Benefits of Using Sustainable Building Materials

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 26, 2020 at 12:54 PM

It’s official: architectural design is going green. They’re not the only industry to do so.

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Topics: Sustainability, Workplace Health and Safety, Manufacturing, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Factory Safety Tips for Employees and Managers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 25, 2020 at 2:21 PM

While not inherently unsafe, the manufacturing industry is one of the leaders of workplace accident and injury.

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Topics: EHS Management, Safety Tips, Job Safety Analysis, Manufacturing, Safety Management, PPE, Warehouse Safety

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