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Keeping Workers’ Eyes Safe During Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery

March 1, 2022

Contributed by: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) After the structural collapse of a large building, emergency responders and support personnel are often exposed to hazardous agents and conditions. These workers are at high risk of injury and illness at such a site. Luckily, information about common eye hazards and injuries, protective eyewear…

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Material Handling Safety Systems Are More Important Than Ever

March 1, 2022

By: Aaron Conway, Contributor Employees truly are a business’ most important assets. I recently read that more people quit their jobs in November than any other month in the last 15 years and most are not planning to re-enter the traditional workforce. Add the stress of Covid in the workplace, which is also causing sick…

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Intrinsically Safe Lighting in Explosive Environments

March 1, 2022

By: Derek Box, Contributor When your employees need portable lighting in order to accomplish their work tasks, it’s important to consider the safety of the lighting equipment they’ll be using – if the environment is potentially explosive. The danger is obvious in the petroleum and chemical processing industries, but many other industries can create explosive…

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Delivering Effective Safety Training: Going beyond OSHA’s requirements

March 1, 2022

By: Mark Stromme, Contributor Safety professionals understand the importance of following OSHA’s training requirements. They know that training takes time and effort. But not just any training will do; it must be delivered in a way that overcomes seven common training hurdles. Only then will the worker understand and get what is needed from it.…

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Robots are Becoming the Norm

March 1, 2022

For a variety of reasons, the ROI for robotic implementation has never been better. Contributed by: MHI’s Solutions Community For years, the idea of robotics in the warehouse had something of a Star Wars-esque connotation. Machines that could take on the complicated tasks humans performed every day seemed wildly impossible. And even once robotics made…

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Not Your Father’s Automation

March 1, 2022

Better, cheaper and easier than ever, the sky is the limit today for improvement through automation. Contributed by: MHI’s Solutions Community It used to be that automation was reserved for the big boys—those deep pocketed corporations with massive distribution centers that could afford the latest and greatest equipment. The smaller and mid-sized distribution centers were…

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Know Your Numbers for Narrow Aisle Forklifts

March 1, 2022

By: Maureen Paraventi A “No Vacancy” sign might be a positive for a motel – an indication that paying customers are filling all of the available rooms and generating revenue for the business’ owner. In the warehouse industry, though, falling vacancy rates is an alarming trend, according to the experts. Estimates released late last year…

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Conveyors: Moving at the Speed of Light

March 1, 2022

The conveyors of today and tomorrow are fast and efficient. Contributed by: Conveyors & Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group In the material handling world, you would be hard-pressed to find a niche that has not felt the profound effects of the pandemic. From the way distribution centers manage operations to turnaround times, to the equipment…

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A System is Only as Smart as its Software

March 1, 2022

Contributed by : MHI ASRS comes in many forms – vertical/horizontal carousels, fixed-aisle, single- or double-deep pallet racking or multiple-deep solutions. Identifying the right technology for a warehouse comes down to multiple factors including available space, number of SKUs and operating and maintenance budget. This design is critical to meeting the needs of warehouses across…

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