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  1. Plant Layout Manual

    Planning the layout for a new or remodeled facility? It’s been said that planning the layout for a new or remodeled facility contains elements of both art and science. The artists’ dependence on creativity, combined with the architects’ use of deduction i ...

  2. Planning Considerations

    The primary objective of a layout is to arrange the plant in a logical order from the beginning of the job to the end. For the majority of production plants, layout is designed to facilitate a process of flow. Flow depends on lot and load sizes, material ...

  3. Activity Areas

    The following list represents an expanded view of activity areas where production flow is most common in the average screen printing plant. You may wish to consider all, or some of these areas and sub-components as they apply to your specific production p ...

  4. Job Tracking

    To maximize productivity and minimize “bottle necks” in the activity areas listed previously, a technique known as job tracking has given production personnel the knowledge of where goods and services are at any moment and when they can expect these goods ...

  5. Equipment Positioning

    As has already been stated, the primary objective of a layout is “to arrange a plant in a logical order, from the beginning of the job to the end.” We have also noted that for the majority of production plants, layout is a process of flow.  In our “arrang ...

  6. Lighting

    The development of new and improved light sources for general lighting has proceeded at a rapid and accelerating pace. There is a wide selection of sources, luminaries, and controls, and it is probable that any one of several basic choices could be used f ...

  7. Ventilation

    Before an appropriate ventilation system can be selected, the employer should study emission sources, worker behavior, and air movement in the area. In some cases the employer may wish to seek the services of an experienced professional ventilation engine ...

  8. Workplace Safety

    Noise Pollution  The criterion level is the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for the steady noise level permitted for a full eight-hour work shift. For OSHA’S purposes, this is 90 decibels, averaged over an 8-hour period on the A scale of a standard sound ...

  9. Ergonomics

    Care for Your Back, Feet and Neck As many as 80% of the population complain of some kind of back pain in their lifetime. Long periods in front of a computer without proper lower back support can aggravate or heighten back pain.  Improper keyboard and tabl ...

  10. Screen Making Area

    Stretching Area Screen making activities involve several processing steps, each with their own unique requirements. Stretching equipment should have adequate space on all sides to accommodate workers and the tasks associated with stretching mesh. Shelving ...

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