Lake Oswego, OR (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
The 5S methodology, a tool used typically in the industrial market to create a lean work environment, can also organize healthcare facilities in order to make it more efficient. When it comes to lean practices, the healthcare industry has its own specific set of needs. Creative Safety Supply is now offering 5S Red Tags specifically for the lean healthcare industry.
Special 5S red tags were designed with the needs of hospitals, clinics, labs and research facilities in mind. These Medical Red Tags can be used for marking items that need attention during 5S workplace organization. Creating a visual management system becomes an easier task when there is a clear and uniform way to mark items.
The red tags feature medical specific checkboxes and references that typical 5S red tags lack. They also are larger, 3 ¼” x 7”, than a basic 5S red tag. The larger size makes it more efficient to accommodate normal handwriting sizes for all necessary information. The healthcare red tags come with 12” long wire ties to attach the red tags securely.
Healthcare facilities can run more smoothly, see larger gains in productivity and work flow by identifying, removing and reorganizing the workspace. The large, visible red tags make it easy to identify wastes and excess materials that may cause difficulties with job performance. A healthcare worker commented, “The medical red tags have a better layout than the basic red tags. These work much better for identifying red tag items in our lab.”
Healthcare industry can see great improvement in overall efficiency when 5S methods are implemented. Medical red tags is the solution for sorting and removing items that are either broken or no longer used in the effort to gain more storage space. Workers will be able to retrieve items more quickly and easier. With the growing need for healthcare it is evident that there needs to be an increase in efficiency in order to keep up with the rising demands.
For more information about Lean Healthcare 5S Red Tags, please visit http://www.creativesafetysupply.com/5s-Red-Tags/ or call toll-free (866)777-1360 to speak with a professional representative.