Think – Ask – Know – Execute
No matter what your job is, we expect everyone to work with safety in mind. As part of our TAKE (T = Think, A = Ask, K = Know, E = Execute) 2 initiative, which reminds us all to pause, evaluate our surroundings, and re-adjust to avoid any potential hazards. We all want to go to come home from work in the same conditions we left home.
What Does TAKE 2 Safety Mean to You?
It means taking the time to recognize the hazard(s) and taking the appropriate steps to protect yourself, your fellow co-workers, clients, customers, family and friends.
Everyone should develop the habit of thinking about safety during a work shift, on the way home, at home or on vacation. Thus, think about safety before you start any job, when you go to do something that is potentially dangerous, when putting on safety equipment and by making sure machine guards are in place.
#1: Hot-melt Adhesives
Hot-melt adhesives are immensely versatile, used in packaging, labeling, woodworking, product assembly, and much more. Not being attentive while using hot-melt adhesives can result in serious burns. Staying safe while using hot-melt adhesives is largely a matter of following common sense and a few best practices.
#2: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
One of the best ways to stay safe while using hot-melt equipment is by donning personal protective equipment (PPE). Get in the habit of wear safety glasses, gloves, and any other protective equipment every time hot-melt equipment is used.
#3: Read Your Manuals
Familiarizing yourself with your hot-melt equipment operator’s manual is an investment in your safety. Always refer to the operator’s manual not only tells the best way to set-up and maintain the equipment, but also outlines safety best practices and preventative maintenance.
#4: Pay Close Attention
Many accidents involving hot-melt adhesive happen simply because the operator shifts there focus away from the gluing task. It only takes a moment of distraction to lead to a hot-melt disaster. Continued safety relies on the ability to concentrate on the gluing task.
#5: Check Equipment Before Starting
#6: Preventive Maintenance
#7: Manufacturing Site