February 2024

OSHA Revised the Combustible Dust Emphasis Program

January 30, 2024

Are your policies and inspection procedures up-to-date? By: Rachel Krubsack, Contributor In January 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), CPL 03-00-008, which replaces its March 2008 directive. Like its predecessor, the revised NEP contains policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that generate or handle…

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The Cornerstone of Safety: Workplace Signage

January 30, 2024

A comprehensive signage plan can have a sustained impact on safety. By: Kevin Fipps, Contributor: DuraLabel Safety is a paramount concern for any business or organization. Whether it is a factory, a construction site, a hospital or an office, ensuring the well-being of employees, customers and visitors is essential for productivity, reputation and compliance. One…

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First-Aid Training for Workplace Readiness

January 30, 2024

Knowing how to respond during incidents takes safety programs to the next level. By: Shana McGuinn, Contributor There are automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and first-aid kits located at strategic locations throughout your facility, so your company is prepared for an injury or a medical emergency, right? Having the appropriate equipment and supplies on hand is…

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The Importance of Glove Coatings

January 30, 2024

Discover the pivotal role of glove coatings in worker hand protection across industries, environments and job requirements. By: Rick Pedley, Contributor Gloves are essential for protecting workers from a myriad of hazards, ranging from sharp objects and toxic substances to extreme temperatures and abrasive materials. However, different work environments require different levels of protection and…

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Is Your Head Protection Expired?

January 30, 2024

And other things to know about this important form of PPE By: Shana McGuinn, Contributor Tools falling from high above, power lines, objects being swung by a crane or dropped by a forklift — any of these can cause severe head trauma when they come into contact with a worker. Concussions, skull fractures, electrical shock,…

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Wear Testing PPE

January 30, 2024

A simple path to solving safety issues. By: M.B. Sutherland, Contributor If it seems like all the PPE companies are making the same claims, it’s because they often are. But everyone can’t possibly be offering the best protection, the most comfortable PPE, the best value. Implementing a comprehensive wear testing program allows you to pit…

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A Bounty of Bins

January 30, 2024

Find the types that are right for your facility. By: Maureen Paraventi They are affordable, durable and reusable and can be used in a wide range of applications, which are some of the reasons why bins are such indispensable items in many warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. If you haven’t reassessed your facility’s bin…

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The Product of Ingenuity

January 30, 2024

There’s more to safe material handling in the workplace than adopting state-of-the-art technologies; our future remains in the hands of people. By: Steve Napieralski, Contributor We live in a world where there are constant references to artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT), as if human beings were a failed experiment. Proficient…

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Common Caster Mistakes to Avoid

January 30, 2024

Casters and wheels are the foundation of a safe, efficient and enduring material handling environment. By: Jodi Fritsch, Contributor In the dynamic world of material handling, where the efficiency and safety of operations hinge on the reliability of equipment, the often-overlooked heroes are the casters and wheels. Both play a pivotal role in the seamless…

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Trends, Solutions and Hot Topics: MODEX 2024 Has it All

January 30, 2024

A preview of MODEX 2024. Hear from industry experts and rub elbows with other supply chain professionals at MODEX 2024, March 11-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Billed as “The Complete Supply Chain Ecosystem,” MODEX 2024 has an intriguing lineup of keynote speakers, 150+ educational sessions, 1,000+ exhibitors and an evening of…

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