Despite the apparent order, working in a warehouse is not exactly the safest place on earth. There are many dangers lurking around the corner. That leads to certain warehouse safety topics that you simply can’t afford not to discuss with your team of employees. Here are ten important topics that you should cover: Warehouse Safety Topics: Loading DocksThis is a broad topic that involves a variety of tips related to working with loading docks, without a forklift. It is important to... Read More
Logistic readiness operations have a number of safety concerns to take into consideration when they are generating a comprehensive safety plan. One of the most neglected areas of logistics safety training tends to be fall protection training. Logistics personnel tend to be rough and ready types who are charged with heavy equipment accident prevention on a daily basis, and this is often a much larger concern than fall prevention. However, according to the IHSA falls are a major cause of injury a... Read More
Hazardous shipments are dangerous not only for assets and company profit, but possibly also for the health of employees and bystanders. When dealing with hazardous materials it is important to be aware of the material, be prepared for all foreseeable disasters, and be quick to respond with the right action if an incident occurs. Awareness: If you are serious about learning how to ship hazardous materials without harming your employees, first you need to become aware of what each warnin... Read More
Safety and productivity are major considerations when you select any type of production equipment for your warehouse. Dock levelers are no exception. The loading dock area is probably one of the most hazardous parts of your operation given the severity of injuries that could occur here, as well as the volume of activities that take place in the loading and unloading area. Ramps and inclines, vehicular traffic, sheer drops, wet, slippery, and dissimilar surfaces, or poor lighting in trailers are ... Read More
Creating a lean culture often involves looking into your organization’s internal functions through your customers’ eyes. A lean culture will not only keep your customers happy and coming back for business, but it will also create sustainability, which is a recipe for success. Here are some reasons why creating a lean culture is essential for sustainability: The Customer Is Everyone’s Business - It should not surprise you that creating a lean culture is all about making the customer ... Read More
Manual material handling in the workplace is concerned with the process in which an object is moved through spaces solely under the power of the human operator. Such activities may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, lowering, and all other similar tasks. In addition, pushing a cart or using a mechanical assist is often included in the manual material handling category. There should be no argument that manual material handling is a high risk activity in many industries. Statistics prov... Read More
Industrial performance is considered a three-dimensional concept consisting of time (speed), quality, and cost. When a company adheres to ergonomic principles at the workplace all of the three dimensions of industrial performance experience dramatic improvement. Ergonomics in the workplace will not only lower costs, but will also reduce the throughput time of stock orders and will result in higher quality in all aspects of their work. Ergonomically designed workplaces are considered one of the b... Read More
As a manufacturer, it is becoming increasingly difficult to surpass the sales barrier that requires you to prove your products are reliable and safe. When a company from the manufacturing industry has the ability to meet and even exceed the strict standards imposed by CSA, OSHA or ISO certifications, they are letting the client know that they produce good quality product without sacrificing safety. As they meet the stringent manufacturing quality standards, smaller or mid-sized companies are giv... Read More
Custom lifts can be designed for use in a full set of specific applications. Many customers choose to customize their lifts in order to increase employee safety. It is a very efficient practice and works very well whether it involves custom portable lifts, custom highlifts, or any other form of custom lifts. With safety at the core of most businesses today, choosing the right dock lift is essential. Here are a few examples of how you can customize dock lifts to adapt them to your specific needs ... Read More