Safety

EXAIR Offers Case Study Library for Detailed Examples of Successful Solutions

August 22, 2022

EXAIR.com® offers a great number of resources for better understanding how products will work within a given process. Among those is the EXAIR Case Study Library with over 40 detailed and downloadable accounts of how EXAIR products have improved a customer’s process. Whether searching by product line or application, get a full breakdown on the…

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Fall Protection in the Automated Warehouse

August 2, 2022

By: Aaron Conway, Contributor Warehouses, distribution centers and material handling facilities are increasingly becoming a workplace for automated machines. Many factors attribute to this rise; demand for goods is very strong, and speed of delivery is of utmost importance to all end users. At the same time, there is a labor crunch with a shortage…

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Your Gate Systems Are a Key Element of Your Safety Barrier System

August 2, 2022

Contributed by The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association of the Material Handling Institute In industrial areas where pedestrians encounter vehicle traffic, enter hazard areas or work on elevated platforms, protective guarding safety gates serve a critical role in a facility’s overall safety plan. By installing the necessary gates, facility operators help pedestrians and vehicle operators understand…

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Technology and Forklift/Pedestrian Safety

August 2, 2022

By: Brian Colburn, Contributor We live in a pretty amazing time in history. When I joined the material handling industry decades ago, the cutting edge of forklift safety technology was self-adjusting back up alarms and the very first, basic monitoring systems. Flash forward to today and there are virtual signage/floor lines, forklift safety lights of…

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Propane Council Discusses Forklift Safety Regulations During Forklift Safety Month

June 23, 2022

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is hosting a new webinar focused on Forklift Safety as part of its Propane Presents Technology Series beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, June 23. June is a time for the industry to focus on forklift safety and with so many material handling professionals relying on propane…

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OSHA’s LOTO Standard: Due for an Update

May 31, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi A variance granted to a U.S. steel production company set the stage for what many in the occupational safety community hope will be a long-overdue revision of OSHA’s lockout/tagout (LOTO) standard. CFR-29 910.147, which is aimed at preventing equipment from releasing hazardous energy while someone is using it, hasn’t been changed in…

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National Safety Month: An Opportunity to Focus on Safety

May 31, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi June is designated by the National Safety Council (NSC) as National Safety Month, a time to focus efforts on improving the safety of work environments by spreading awareness of hazards and preventing occupational injuries and illness. National Safety Month has been observed since 1996. The NSC itself dates back to 1913, when…

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Review Operational Guidelines with Your Crew This Forklift Safety Day

May 31, 2022

By: Joe Calhoun, Contributor Often called “the workhorse of material handling,” forklifts are one of the most widely used types of equipment in warehouses and facilities across the country, because they can do so much. They bring countless benefits to the modern workplace, efficiently lifting and transporting inventory day in and day out. Forklifts are…

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Elements of Ergonomics Programs

May 31, 2022

Adapted from Workplace Safety and Health Topics, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)[1]. Why should employers design an effective ergonomics program to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)? They are costly and can significantly reduce worker productivity and morale. Workers suffering from MSDs have difficulty meeting the demands of their jobs. An estimated…

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Universal Robots Conquers New Automation Frontiers at Automate 2022

May 27, 2022

Exhibiting at North America’s largest show for automation technologies, Universal Robots is ready with a cobot cure for a broad new range of complex applications. These provide new opportunities for manufacturers who are plagued by the inability to ramp up production that requires complex TIG or laser welding processes as well as hard-to-staff tasks such as…

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