April 2021

Food Industry Pallet Flow Racking System Triples Onsite Storage and Streamlines Production

April 19, 2021

By: Arlin Keck, Contributor Food processors and warehouse professionals often require creative pallet racking solutions in order to be most effective and profitable due to seasonal cycles such as the harvest, consumer demand and other logistical concerns. Without such support, crowded production and storage facilities may need to purchase or lease off-site storage space for…

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Why Is Safety Training for Forklift Operators So Important?

April 14, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi, Editor Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are an essential part of most material handling operations. They can be found on loading docks and in warehouses, factories, distribution centers and many other work settings. They are both incredibly useful and potentially hazardous – both to the people operating them and to…

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OSHA & ANSI Color Standards for Safety Tape and Signs in the Workplace

April 14, 2021

By: Chris Meacher, Contributor OSHA & ANSI color standards exist to help businesses in the U.S. make good decisions when it comes to marking their facilities for maximum efficiency and, more importantly, safety. There are resources available to help guide such businesses in making logical choices when applying floor marking and anti-slip tape in facilities.…

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Surely Warehouses Need Safety Too

April 14, 2021

By: Rolly Clendening, Contributor When was the last time you were witness to a “near-miss forklift accident” at a busy intersection in your warehouse or distribution center? Chances are the memory is not that distant if you are one of those forklift drivers. The sad truth is that there are safety directors that have had…

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Enhance Facility Safety by Applying the 5S Method in the Warehouse

April 14, 2021

By: David Bowers, Contributor In 2019, Netflix introduced Western audiences to Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo and her KonMari Method™ for tidying the home. Kondo became an instant sensation for this method that focuses on eliminating any items that don’t “spark joy” to create less clutter and more ideal living spaces to improve your quality…

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Safety Signs That Wow OSHA and Get Results

April 14, 2021

By: Christine Torres, Contributor Walk through the facilities of some of the nation’s top companies like Amazon, Toyota, Northrop Grumman and Coca-Cola, and it’s easy to see why they are stellar. The facilities are orderly and embrace top-down safety programs. This is a tried-and-true combination that tackles efficiency hurdles. Part of what it takes to…

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Safety Equipment Maintenance Falling Short with COVID-19? Here’s How to Ensure Weekly ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 Compliance

April 14, 2021

By: Eric Clark, Contributor The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) created industry standard ANSI/ISEA Z358.1 in 1981 as a means of establishing minimum performance and use requirements for emergency eyewash and shower equipment. It’s a comprehensive guideline outlining specific parameters for the appropriate design, installation, performance, certification, use and maintenance of emergency eyewash and shower…

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Situational Awareness in the Workplace

April 14, 2021

By: Garry G. Gordon, Contributor With over 36 years’ experience working with industrial, recreational, law enforcement, music and military accounts, it has been interesting to witness how hearing protection is often selected and assigned. We all know the ramifications of excessive noise exposure, whether it has occurred in the workplace or in leisure activities, like…

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Solutions to Heat Stress for Workplace Safety

April 14, 2021

By: Jane Marsh, Contributor As average temperatures rise throughout the globe due to climate change, workplace safety is taking precedence. Employees who work in buildings without adequate ventilation or air conditioning, work outside in higher temperatures, or work in hot conditions are at a higher risk for heat-related illness. Employers are required to ensure their…

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ProMatDX: Coming to a (Mobile) Screen Near You

April 14, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi, Editor It sounds a lot like a ProMat show. Experts are holding seminars about emerging technologies like IoT, AI, robotics and automation. Vendors are displaying their wares in showcases and conducting product demonstrations. However, in what has become the new normal, presenters and product exhibitions at this year’s ProMatDX show are digital.…

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