Brush up on your knowledge or learn something new with these free guides to workplace safety and Lean manufacturing topics. These e-books will help you improve your facility and make it a safer, more organized, and more efficient place to work. Browse the guides below and click through to access the materials.
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Looking for the Creative Safety Supply catalog? We have our full product catalog available to you in three versions. You can download a PDF version immediately, view our online flip catalog, or let us know and we'll send you a printed version.
With all of our available choices for floor tape, we understand it can be tough to decide which type to use. To help you make your decision, we will send you free samples so you can see and test our floor marking tape before purchasing.
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This FREE Lean/5S guide will provide everything you need to know to get you started on your 5S program. This free PDF guide best practice can help and guide your way within any company from a manufacturing to an office.
This Pipe Marking guide provides everything you need to know about marking pipes in your facility. This free guide is great for any facility looking for the best and most accurate information on ANSI and OSHA pipe marking requirements.
Get your FREE Floor Marking guide from Creative Safety Supply. This visual safety guide will provide everything you need to know about properly marking floors in your warehouse or facility.
This workbook walks you through a comprehensive step-by-step evaluation of your facility, explaining the available options for initiating and supporting a proper visual safety marking program.
Get your FREE GHS guide from Creative Safety Supply. This guide provides useful information regarding the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, from labeling requirements to the standards adoption timeline.
This Introduction to Gemba is a practical guide providing insight and tips on how to use the Gemba walk in your business. This process is becoming more and more popular for those looking to improve upon their processes by finding strengths and weaknesses.
Our Kaizen Guide will provides an introduction for Kaizen and Lean practices. The information is to help guide you and your company to success in Lean / 5S manufacturing by promoting continuous improvement and implementing the Kaizen philosophy in your workplace.
Another Lean principle, Kanban is an organizational system providing visual signals so the process of maintaining inventory is simplified. This guide, together with the Kaizen and 5S guides, will have you on the road to a Lean, efficient workplace.
This free guide to Safety Signs for Mining & MSHA explains what types of signs your mine needs to stay compliant and keep employees safe. You’ll find suggestions for selecting and installing signs and labels, too.
Our FREE Arc Flash guide is full of important and pertinent information for the arc flash professional. Along with clear labeling guidelines, it also provides insight into NFPA 70E standards and minimal label requirements.
Many hazards exist in the food processing industry, and safety signs play a key role in preventing many injuries. This free Food Processing Safety Guide explains how to select simple communication tools like labels, floor signs, and floor marking tape.
Get your FREE OSHA Safety Sign guide from Creative Safety Supply. This guide provides useful information for making sure your facility's signs comply with these new guidelines OSHA/ANSI Z535 guidelines.
It may seem like common sense, but Forklift accidents are a very real safety concern. This FREE Forklift Safety Guide includes tips and reminders for forklift drivers, as well as suggestions for visual cues you can place in your facility to prevent forklift accidents.
Get your FREE Spill Kit guide from Creative Safety Supply. This guide will provide useful information regarding spills in your workplace, spill kit materials and spill kit training.
This free Quick Guide to an Organized Workplace explains which strategies and tools to use to get your workspaces organized and keep them clean and free of clutter.
This free Pipe Marking for Process Safety Management (PSM) Guide explains how to use ANSI and IIAR-compliant pipe markers to improve communication in your PSM program. You’ll learn about pipe marking label size, text, and color requirements.
This free guide explains how arc flash works and what you can do to reduce arc flash hazards. Get the details about performing risk assessments, calculating arc flash boundaries, selecting personal protective equiment, and more.
Learn how Total Productive Maintenance can streamline processes while decreasing the likelihood of injuries and on-the-job accidents.
This Hazard Communication guide explains the recent updates to OSHA’s HazCom standard, which now aligns with GHS. Find out what your chemical labels should look like, what information is required on labels, and methods for creating labels for your business.
Free Quick Guides
OSHA inspections occur unannounced, but that doesn't mean you have to be unprepared. Make sure your facility is ready for an OSHA inspection with this helpful checklist. Topics covered include exit routes, walkways, PPE, HazCom, vehicle traffic, and more.
OSHA estimates the Lockout/Tagout standard prevents 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries annually. This FREE guide provides a 5-step plan for Lockout/Tagout compliance, as well as other information regarding LOTO practices.
Increase efficiency, safety and communication in your facility with something as simple as a valve tag. Check out our FREE valve tag guide for guidelines and solutions for creating valve tags for your facility.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is paramount to proper safety techniques in manufacturing, construction, or industrial facilities. This PPE guide illustrates PPE symbols and requirements. Make sure all employees are familiar with required PPE in their areas.
Our NFPA guide is a color-coded, quick-reference guide providing useful information regarding flammable, explosive, and dangerous substances. Having a handy guide helps in labeling and identifying substances, thus promoting safety.
Marine and Offshore vessels have their own pipe marking requirements. It is important to be in compliance for safe and easy identification of pipes. This quick reference guide helps in labeling and identifying of those pipes.
Get this FREE visual guide to marking pipes in compliance with International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration Standards. The color-coded chart helps in quick labeling and recognition.
This simple chart explains the meaning behind each of the colors commonly found on OSHA-mandated signs, making it quick and easy for employees to determine where hazards are located and how best to avoid accidents.
Pocket Safety Guides
Participation from all employees is paramount to the success of any 5S program. Having a handy pocket guide is a great way for employees to be reminded of the steps of 5S.
Have a GHS reference guide at your fingertips with the business card sized, GHS Pocket Guide. This pocket-sized guide shows GHS pictorams, as well as a sample GHS label explaining each element on the label.
The Pipe Marking pocket guide is a handy business card sized guide showing pipe marking color guidelines as well as ANSI/ASME label placement and size requirements.
The Forklift Safety pocket guide is a practical business-card sized guide for forklift drivers. The guide contains a daily inspection checklist as well as safety guidelines.
This pocket-sized Gemba reference guide provides guidelines for your Gemba walk. Included are tips for preparing yourself and your employees for the process, as well as what you should look for on your Gemba walk.
Now available in Spanish, our comprehensive guide provides everything you need to kickstart your 5S program no matter which industry you’re in.
Everything you need to know to properly mark the floors in your warehouse or facility in one handy, Spanish-language guide.
This Spanish-language guide takes the difficulty out of pipe marking with straightforward instructions and expert insights.