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:
    1. 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 remove one object ... Read More

24486552_sLogistic 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 r... Read More

how to ship hazardous materials 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 di... Read More

warehouse-rules-and-regulationsSafety 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 ... 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 everyone’s business. In fact, the customer is the very reason why your... 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 provide more than enough data to support this affirmation. Here are ... 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 best investments for high returns on investments.

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 given a chance to play in the same league with much larger competitors.