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How to reduce forklift accidents

Posted by Flexpipe on January 26, 2015 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that there are 34 900 serious injuries, including 85 fatal accidents per year in the Unites States involving forklifts. 11% of all forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year and the manufacturing industry is the most affected with 42.5% of fatal accidents.

Many work-related factors can cause accidents with forklift trucks, such as lack of training, poor maintenance, blocked vision, improper backing,…


Making 5S Stick in Your Shop

Posted by David Visco on December 30, 2014 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

Here's a great article I came across from over a decade ago regarding sustaining 5S programs. The fundamentals are the same today as they were back then. Simple and straight forward. I'm particularly fond of # 4. Enjoy and please share your feedback and input. 

Happy New Year

David Visco

5S Best Practices

Columns From: 7/1/2004 Modern Machine Shop, Wayne Chaneski



Shining is to make problems obvious

Posted by Flexpipe on December 10, 2014 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

With clutter gone and the storage area organized, the next step is to properly and thoroughly clean and paint equipment and work areas. This step is critical as a way of sustaining the improvements begun in the Sort and Set phases. Initial painting and cleaning requires a blitz task outside regular working hours, but after that a daily routine should be established. The entire team should participate in cleaning - but make sure that every team has adequate cleaning supplies and equipment;…


The ONE Thing needed for 5S Success

Posted by David Visco on October 27, 2014 at 10:36am 0 Comments

I'll never ever forget this one experience at a previous employer of mine. I had been promoted to a new role in a new department. I was in the job less than a week and showed up at the weekly Friday staff meeting with eight team members. My boss said to me, "David, please pass out the production report so we can review the numbers". I looked up in confusion not realizing it was my responsibility. He looked around the table at the rest of the group and slammed his fists on the table and…



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