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Tool Box Organization

Steel toolboxes

Bull Metal has been a manufacturer of steel tool boxes since 1954. From specialty tool boxes and cabinets to custom drill indexes and large tool chests, we manufacture quality boxes that can be designed to meet your specific requirements. After receiving your tool box, there are certain steps you can take to keep it clean and organized which will keep your tools clean and organized. Keeping your toolbox organized has many benefits; it prevents theft, cuts down misplaced tools, and ensures that tools that get damaged don’t get unnoticed.

 

 

1. Place heavier tools in the bottom drawers. This provides stability and has the added benefit of keeping heavy tools near ground level for chests that are portable.

2. Put sockets and commonly used small tools in the top drawers so that they are easily accessible.

3. Purchase a label maker to mark which tools are in which drawer.

4. Use dividers to keep small nuts and bolts separate from each other.

5. Fix or throw out broken or damaged tools. These take up space and can be a liability.

6. Try sorting tools by function. If you often use 2 specific tools together, store them in the same drawer.

7. Clean oil and grease stained tools with paint thinner. BE SURE TO WEAR A MASK AND WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA.

Check out Bull Metal’s wide selection of tool boxes both portable and stationary.

Keeping Your Factory or Shop Cool in the Summer

Summer is here and if you’re one of the many Americans who work in construction, manufacturing, or garages, you’ll want to keep yourself and employees cool until fall rolls around. Dozens of workers die from heat related illness with 40% occurring in the construction industry. Water, rest, and shade can keep your workers cool and heat illness free. Allowing workers to acclimate to the changing temperature will also prevent heat related illness. Here are some alternative ways to keep workers cool during summer heat.

Train workers on how to respond to heat related emergencies.
Give your workers cool down times of no less than 5 minutes
Initiate high heat procedures if the temperature rises above 95 degrees
Give employees access to cool water at all times
Download OSHA’s heat safety app to predict when heat related injuries may occur
Purchase one or many high powered shop fans to keep air moving
Upgrade your ventilation system so that heat dissipates and keeps it out of your facility
Declutter your workspace so it doesn’t obstruct airflow
Consider cooling liners for hard hats
Offer cold rags for workers to wear around their neck and head
Treat workers with popsicles throughout their shifts

Please browse Bull Metal’s gallery of workplace safety products. We offer many products from First Aid boxes to Fireman’s Phone Cabinets.

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