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Labeling for Productivity
Despite rapid improvements in technology over the past several
decades, productivity on construction sites remains flat with little
projected improvement. One reason for this projection is the lack of
investments in technology employed on construction sites. Many
companies continue to rely on manual spreadsheets and tracking
systems for operational management.
Construction project managers may not be aware of technological advancements in this space. Industrial label devices now come
equipped with innovative and advanced features that can show what
labels will look like once applied and help eliminate mistakes. Builtin label applications and pre-loaded templates in line with OSHA
standards also help expedite the label-making process.
From cable wires, pipe marking, safety signage, networking components and certification, a proper labeling system can assist with
equipment identification and inventory management needs. Having
an organized worksite is vital to success and profitability in construction. Tools and equipment are extremely valuable assets on any
construction site, and the possibility of something getting misplaced
is sure to disrupt workflow. Labels can help you track equipment and
maintain control of your inventory, keeping employees productive
and safe in the busiest environment.
Site managers should use quality devices and durable, industrial-strength labels, especially when on challenging surfaces and areas
where labels tend to see a lot of wear and tear. On sites where there's
constant exposure to harsh environments that may lead to peeling
and abrasion, use labels that will adhere securely and stay legible so
they remain effective. When considering purchase of an industrial
label maker, construction site managers should invest in a device and
labels that can stand up to the toughest conditions.
In an industry that requires meticulousness and is subject to occupational hazards, construction managers and employers should
not underestimate the importance of labels to keeping a safe and
productive workplace. Complying with regulations and the risk of
your site failing safety inspections or tests can be stressful but not
making sure your site is up-to-date is both costly and dangerous.
Proper labeling can keep a
workplace and project site
safe and productive.
Heatec offers its customers more than just heaters and storage tanks.
Fabcon is focused on
remaining a leading precast concrete provider.
126 Heatec Inc.
128 Fabcon Precast
133 McCormick Construction - Talaria at Burbank
Whether marking if a machine is not operating properly or identifying the date of last
inspection, labeling should be part of your
Proper labeling prevents workplace
disruptions such as accidents, injuries and
errors. Consider investing in the right tools
for employing labeling solutions on your site
to save time and keep your workers out of
Al Feaster is a registered communications distribution designer and industrial
labeling expert at DYMO. He has more than 30 years in the telecommunications
industry and is responsible for training and supporting the DYMO team providing
industry and technical information as it pertains to end-users, installers and
manufacturers doing design, installation, training, engineering and management.
For more information, visit www.dymo.com.
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