June 2021

Ergonomics Training Program Focuses on Preventing Soft Tissue Injuries in Construction Workers

June 1, 2021

By: Grace Barlet, CPWR, and Eileen Betit, CPWR, Contributors Soft tissue injuries, or musculoskeletal disorders, are one of the leading causes of disabling injuries in the construction industry1. To help prevent these injuries, CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training developed a free program called Best Built Plans (www.bestbuiltplans.org), which was introduced in the previous…

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Material Handling Tires and Safety

June 1, 2021

By: Philip J. Lannon, Contributor Material handling tires are a subject where most everyone reading may have an opinion. For something so basic, is it really that simple? Or is there more to tires than just being black (sometimes white), round and being able to roll? What size and compound are required? Smooth or traction?…

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The best kind of shelving system to purchase depends on your warehouse’s layout, inventory and supply chain needs.

Top Advantages of Industrial Steel Shelving

June 1, 2021

Contributor: Shelving + Rack Systems, Inc. As a warehouse manager or shop foreman, industrial metal shelving offers you a heavy-duty and highly customizable solution to material handling issues, allowing you to maximize vertical space and efficiency. This is critical to ensuring that your stock is protected, visible and accessible. What Kind of Shelving Do I…

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Creating a Safer Workplace with Iron Phosphate Li-ion Batteries

June 1, 2021

Workplace injuries are all too common in warehouses, and battery maintenance for material handling equipment is a typical culprit. The ongoing maintenance required to keep flooded lead-acid batteries running presents a danger to the workers tasked with charging, watering and changing batteries. Batteries come in power equipment on construction sites, in tractors, trucks and automobiles,…

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Protecting Visiting Pedestrians from Forklifts

June 1, 2021

By: Brian Colburn, Contributor The definition of pedestrian from the dictionary is “somebody who is traveling on foot, especially in an area also used by vehicles.” Basically, anyone that is not riding on something is considered a pedestrian, so that is pretty simple. As I see it, there are two types of pedestrians: Type 1:…

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CPR with the American Heart Association

May 24, 2021

Barbara Kinter, Program Manager/Training Center Coordinator and American Heart Association (AHA) Volunteer, answers frequently asked questions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 1. What exactly does CPR do? CPR does for the victim person what the victim person is unable to do for themselves – their heart and lungs are not working, so we work for them.…

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