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Maintain Injury-Free Jobsites Through Digital Compliance Processes

October 11, 2021

By: Travis Parigi, Contributor Many employers with field service teams have traditionally relied on the honor system for much of their safety and regulatory compliance. This can be a recipe for disaster that puts undue pressure on field technicians to take safety risks. For example, a worker sent to run wiring at a client’s remote…

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How to Reduce Your Workers Compensation Premiums with Safety Software

October 11, 2021

Contributed by: Safesite How do you help your organization get the best price on next year’s workers compensation premium? The answer is surprisingly simple: safety software. Yes, the same tool you use to build a stronger safety program has a unique role in managing your workers compensation premium. Safety software harnesses your existing data and…

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How to Label Your Facility for Safety

October 11, 2021

By: Kelsey Rzepecki, Contributor Before beginning work, it’s crucial to evaluate your facility for safety hazards. Consistent and effective labeling, in accordance with OSHA and other industry regulations, is essential to prevent workplace injuries, costly downtime, workers’ compensation claims and fines. You can do this by making safety a priority before any work begins and…

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The Amazing Hazard Awareness Advisor

October 11, 2021

By: Edward Stern, Contributor The Amazing Hazard Awareness Advisor (webapps.dol.gov/elaws/oshahaz.htm) is a very bold title. I would not say it if it were not true. The official name, OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor, does not reveal its power. Imagine if I could arrange for a panel of occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals, doctors board-certified in…

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Safety Considerations for Extension Ladders

October 11, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi Extension ladders – also known as portable ladders –can be found in many types of worksites. They usually have two sections that operate in brackets or guides allowing for adjustable lengths. Because of the heights they can convey workers to, and the fact that they are not self-supporting, extension ladders pose special…

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The Three Keys to Hand Protection Management

October 11, 2021

By: David Shutt, Contributor On any given month, one might read about a dozen incidents resulting in injuries to the hands and arms. Gloves are the most common form of personal protective equipment (PPE) utilized, yet the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) still reports more than 140,000 lost-time hand injuries annually. Open any maintenance,…

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Achieving Conveyor Automation Starts with Product Orientation

October 11, 2021

As more companies look to automate their processing lines, product orientation becomes more critical – here’s why… By: Mike Hosch, Contributor New waves of technologies are transforming not only the way products are produced and packaged, but manufacturing facilities as a whole. Flexibility and connectivity are the names of the game when it comes to…

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Caster Selection: Not as Simple as You Think

October 11, 2021

By: Dave Lippert, Contributor Casters seem pretty simple. If the total load is known, simply divide by four (or the number of casters to be used) and select one with sufficient rated capacity, right? Well, maybe not. Let’s start with capacity. Frequently, one may see a loaded cart with one wheel not touching the floor.…

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The Shocking Truth About ESD Bins

October 11, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi You’re the manager of a warehouse, distribution center, factory or other type of industrial facility and you need to purchase bins. There are so many materials from which to choose, including plastic, steel, wire mesh and fiberglass. You need to consider cost, of course, along with what material is best for the…

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ASRS Terms from A to…W

October 11, 2021

Here’s a handy guide to terms associated with a technology that is being adapted by more and more industries involved in the supply chain – especially those heavily impacted by the rapid increase in e-commerce. A Automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) are computer-controlled systems that store and retrieve items, as needed. They generally consist…

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