Making Your Facility’s Loading Docks Safe For All, Part 2

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Last time, we considered the loading docks at your distribution center or warehouse, and how a few simple changes can make a world of difference in personnel safety. Now let’s continue with more tips for improving safety at the docks!

One kind of potential hazard at any loading dock is when a pallet gets damaged or breaks while being moved. A way to reduce the danger associated with a load of materials shifting or falling because of a broken pallet is to create and adopt a system to check pallets. Workers might inspect pallets either before or after a certain number of uses. And if a pallet has a noticeable defect but is already loaded with goods, make sure the workers at the loading dock know to have the products moved to a safe pallet. These steps not only make good sense for employee and bystander safety, but they can reduce incidents of damaged goods and equipment.

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Making Your Facility’s Loading Docks Safe For All, Part 1

In many warehouses and distribution centers, a loading dock is the center of a lot of activity. For most companies, the dock is where supplies come in and where products go out. As one of the key “organs” of your company’s “body”, loading docks give shipping trucks and personnel easy access to storage areas and … Read more

Making Your Workplace Safe For Changing Forklift Batteries

Industrial forklifts that are battery powered are used in an increasing variety of manufacturing and warehouse operations. Today’s electric batteries provide benefits like reduced emission, which helps many businesses (from small, family-owned groups to large corporations), achieve “green” goals regarding environmental responsibility. The other obvious benefits of today’s electric lift trucks are longer running times … Read more

Proper Forklift Operation Prevents Injury and Product Damage

Every material handling operation requires different equipment and tools, depending on the types of material you’re moving around. Handling large items and material often requires a lift truck. Deciding when to invest in a forklift, and which one to buy, is a common challenge faced by businesses. Likewise, once the lift truck is purchased, it’s … Read more

Spill Clean-up and Tips to Make Your Location More Safe

If your warehouse, factory or home workshop has a supply of hazardous materials, you may have already dealt with creating an area specifically for storing those materials.  But if you’re thinking of upgrading, updating or simply replacing old storage containers, cabinets and other safety items, you’ve come to the right supplier! We carry a large … Read more

Using Safety Cabinets to Store Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Whether you own a small business, work for a large company, or just spend time in your garage with building and repair projects, it’s important to consider the safety and compliance issues of your operations. This can ensure the continued productivity, profit, or simple enjoyment you – or those working for you – gain from … Read more

Five Safety Tips For Loading and Moving Tables With a Dolly

Last time, we considered the benefits of table dollies and how they make loading and unloading your folding tables a lot easier. It’s also important to remember the benefit of reducing or eliminating back injuries from your business, school or church! KI makes table dollies that are durable, easy to operate and useful for almost … Read more

Prevent Workplace Injuries with an Onsite Table Dolly.

If you have to move or store folding tables, you will want to choose a high-quality brand of dolly that will make your task a lot easier. While this might seem like a minor issue, the proper selection and proper use of table dollies can cut down one of the leading safety issues in many … Read more

Cost-Effective Paper Towels – Making the Right Choice

Even with everyday items, you have options to save money. When choosing a type of paper towels to buy, it’s important to think about the varieties available and make an informed decision. Cost is a major factor when purchasing your janitorial supplies and it’s wise to consider what will be most cost-effective for your business, … Read more

Forecast Expects Equipment Rental to Grow 16 Percent in 2013

Equipment rental in the United States is on the rise and more contractors and homeowners are renting equipment instead of spending more on new equipment or fleet purchases, says marketing information specialist and rental industry consultant Frank Manfredi. Manfredi & Associates – based in Mundelein, Illinois – predicts in its 2013 Rental Industry Forecast that … Read more