OSHA’s Standards for Floor Marking

When planning a floor marking strategy for your facility there are many things to keep in mind. It can be tempting to just plan out what types of markings you need, and where they should go, based on your specific goals. While that is certainly important, you also need to make sure your plan is in line with the OSHA floor marking standards. In many situations OSHA requires that facilities use specific types of floor …

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Industrial Floor Marking Color Standards

Color-coded systems are one of the most effective visual cues for quickly communicating important information. The pipe labels, safety signs, equipment tags, and floor marking all present you with the opportunity to follow a color system that is easy to follow and will keep your facility safe and efficient. Before you begin purchasing floor tape, you will want to develop a standard for your own workplace and determine what each color of tape will represent. …

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Floor Marking Applications

Electrical panel with floor sign and safety tape

Floor markings are an excellent tool for any visual communication strategy. While there are many creative ways a facility can employ floor markings, the following are among the most utilized applications. 1. Hazardous Areas It is critical to visually alert employees and visitors to potentially hazardous areas. Place floor marking in front of and around: • Areas in a building that contain a known hazard, such as toxic chemicals or potentially high concentrations of airborne …

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Safety Floor Tape

Safety is always a hot topic around the workplace, especially one where the potential for injury is high. The problem with most of these discussions is that they often result in a whole lot of talking and very little action. A common overlooked item that could help solve a lot of safety issues discussed, is safety floor tape. Why Safety Floor Tape? Safety floor tape is one of the most effective visual aids that a …

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Floor Tape + 5S = Success

When you walk through your facility, do you have more questions than answers? Do you get frustrated with the lack of organization and attention to detail in your facility’s procedures? Do you wish there was a way you could standardize work in a way that kept your facility working as efficiently as possible, at all times? If these are the type of questions that keep you up at night, then it might be time for …

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Free Floor Tape

The End of Floor Paint? Whether you’re trying to improve safety in the workplace or implementing the Lean process known as 5S, aisle and floor marking are extremely important to your cause. For years, organizations relied on floor paint to address these needs, mainly because there was nothing else out there. That’s all changed now. The improvements and technologies in floor tape have provided floor paint with it’s first real competition. In fact, most would …

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Embrace The Visual Workplace

The Visual Workplace 101 Coined by Lean manufacturing experts, the visual workplace is a workplace that places critical information at the point of use, but wait there’s more. A visual workplace is a concept that relies on visual cues around the workplace to reveal critical information to anyone who can see them. Organizations have used wall signs, floor signs, floor tape, labels, placards, displays, and many other creative visual cues to keep employees focused and …

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Floor Tape in Action

Northwest auto shop turns to floor tape to help improve safety and boost productivity. When you are working with dangerous equipment and heavy machinery, safety is always a concern. Add in customers and the fact that you’re an ongoing training facility and you have yourself a recipe for potential injuries, or worse. The auto repair shop at Portland Community College (PCC), located in the great Northwest, is a prime example of how education and a …

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Top 3 Reasons Why I Think Floor Tape Is Better Than Paint

This post is about how a really high-quality tape is better than paint for marking floors.  It’s also cheaper in the long-run, too! Why the comparisons, they’re completely different materials, right? I say, wrong. First off, I say that tape is more time and cost-efficient than paint for lining floors in manufacturing plants and warehouses. Why do I think this?  I think tape is superior to paint because it is quicker to apply.  Think about …

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