MRO Magazine

New floor-marking system helps industrial facilities stay compliant


Industry

February 15, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Because the U.S.’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that industrial floors be clearly marked, most facilities use paint to mark lines on the floors. However, painted lines are quickly marred or destroyed by forklifts and other machines, according to InSite Solutions. The company has introduced the Kaizen Cart, a multi-functional cart that empowers employees to maintain floor markings with Superior Mark floor tape.

Because of the abusive environment of heavy machinery and forklift traffic, lines frequently become damaged within hours of painting. It is practically impossible to touch up painted lines on the fly, to keep them highly visible on a daily basis. With the combination of the patent pending Superior Mark floor tape and the Kaizen Cart, the floor markings can stay clean and bright on a daily basis, the company says. This new cart helps facilities maintain a safe working environment for their employees and stay ready for inspections.

Named after Kaizen, a lean manufacturing concept that means continual improvement, the Kaizen Cart holds up to 10 rolls of Superior Mark floor tape plus all the tools and supplies necessary to maintain the floor markings. This cart is ready to go and workers can repair damaged tape in minutes. The cart has an eight-inch rubber tamper roller to adhere the pressure-sensitive tape.

The Kaizen Cart features a customized magnetic color code chart, which displays the company’s floor marking color code for all employees to easily reference. The Kaizen Cart will help the facility stay in compliance with OSHA’s floor marking regulations, by displaying the color code in a central location, and ensuring that employees are empowered to continually maintain the floor markings.

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The Kaizen Cart is priced at US$1,100, but as a special introductory offer, InSite is offerring a free cart with the purchase of 25 rolls of Superior Mark aisle marking tape. The Kaizen Cart is available exclusively at www.stop-painting.com. Use the coupon code "freecart" to take advantage of this offer.
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