December 2012

Santa's workshop with OSHA-compliant signage

It’s safe to say that nothing inspires holiday cheer quite like a DuraLabel printer. The DuraNews staff have “conspired and dreamed by the fire” (with appropriate PPE, of course) to share ways to put your DuraLabel printer to work during the holidays. And an anonymous poem showed up at our offices—perhaps penned by St. Nick’s very own 5S consultant—that we hope will inspire your season to run a little more efficiently.

We also have timely articles on the top 10 OSHA violations for 2012 (and how to avoid them), Safety Data Sheets vs. Material Safety Data Sheets, new uses for your DuraLabel printer, machine guarding, and a follow-up to our November 5S webinar. 

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Twas a 5S Christmas

This holiday poem mysteriously showed up at the Beaverton, OR offices of Graphic Products late one evening after everyone had left for the day. Perhaps it was penned by St. Nick's very own 5S consultant. At any rate, we here at Graphic Products wish you and your loved ones a wonderful--and smooth--holiday season.

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DuraCheer: Holiday ideas from the DuraNews staff

Creative use of DuraLabel supplies

By Jack Rubinger

My family is big into communication. We teach our kids to ask for what they want in all areas of life. We also believe in using what we have around the house in creative ways rather than buying new stuff all the time. And we’ve got to make things safe for Santa. So here are five suggestions based on how my family uses our DLP and DuraLabel supplies.

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Top 10 safety fails of 2012

Every year the same safety issues make OSHA's top 10 citations list. These citations are so common, chances are your business might participate in some of these common safety fails. Here are 10 ways you can be part of the solution rather than part of the top 10.

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MSDS vs. SDS: Are you ready for the switch?

What is the difference between an MSDS and an SDS? The transition between the Material Data Safety Sheet and the simplified Safety Data Sheet may leave you scratching your head as the deadline to educate your workforce about HazCom 2012 approaches. Here's some information to help you make sense of it all.

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New uses for your DuraLabel printer

That DuraLabel printer you purchased for a specific task can become a general asset to your business if you understand what it's capable of and apply imagination. Here are some great ideas to get you thinking about how to make more of your DuraLabel printer.

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Machine guards protect life and limb

Machine guarding violations consistently rank among OSHA's 10 most common citations. Too often, guards are removed because they are seen more as an inconvenience or hindrance than protection from injury. When machine guards are removed, the consequences can be deadly.

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Gaining management support for a 5S program

"How do you get management to buy-in for a 5S program?" In this article, Steve Stephenson gives four useful tips to support you in getting management to support 5S lean manufacturing.

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