Common Sense & Knowing Capacity Prevents Pallet Collapse

Pallets of finished product collapse for plenty of reasons. It is easiest to blame the material handler when Pallets of finished product collapse, but there are other reasons that need to be considered when seeking to reach the route cause. Some key reasons pallet collapses can happen even when the contents are stacked with care … Read moreCommon Sense & Knowing Capacity Prevents Pallet Collapse

Signage For Safety

Effectively labeling your distribution center with safety signage can prevent injuries and is an OSHA demand. Not only can it prevent or at least minimize injury to personnel, it can minimize downtime and workers’ compensation claims and fines. Making your facility injury free starts with a safety inspection and evaluation of all operations, equipment and … Read moreSignage For Safety

Use the Right Equipment to Store Gas Cylinders Safely

With all the advances in technology, one thing hasn’t changed much in the past several decades: How compressed gas is stored and shipped. Businesses of all types use old-fashioned gas cylinders. And they are still as heavy, bulky, and difficult to handle as ever. Yet handling gas cylinders safely is still an essential part of … Read moreUse the Right Equipment to Store Gas Cylinders Safely

Ladders, Ice, and Snow Can Be a Deadly Combination

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean outdoor operations stop. In fact, many operations are busier during the year’s coldest months than they are in the spring and summer. There are still orders to fill, supplies to be stored, inventory to be counted, and all the other responsibilities that are necessary for a successful business — including … Read moreLadders, Ice, and Snow Can Be a Deadly Combination

The Hidden Costs of Workplace Accidents

If there is an accident in your workplace, it can result in damaged products, hospitalization costs, and perhaps some lost productivity while the aftermath is cleaned up. But once everybody is back to work, that’s the end of it, right? Wrong! The truth is that even a single workplace accident can cost businesses an astronomical … Read moreThe Hidden Costs of Workplace Accidents

Winter Is Coming … Do You Have a Plowing Plan in Place?

Like it or not, the snowy season is right around the corner. Heavy snows and winter storms can affect the productivity of any business, possibly even halting it altogether. Clearing snow from parking lots, entry roads, docks, and other work areas can keep your business running even in during the harshest winter weather. Before the … Read moreWinter Is Coming … Do You Have a Plowing Plan in Place?

Fall Protection Tops OSHA’s List of Top 10 Violations

The most common workplace danger cited by investigators from the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration last year was the failure to provide adequate protection against worker falls. It was the seventh consecutive year that fall protection led the federal safety agency’s list of most common citations, which was presented last month at the 2017 National … Read moreFall Protection Tops OSHA’s List of Top 10 Violations

Creating a Culture of Safety Starts from the Top Down

At some point or another in their careers, just about everybody has worked at a place where most of their co-workers just didn’t seem to care much about what happens. Inaccurate or damaged orders may have been shipped without being double checked. Safety standards may have been ignored or glossed over. And “looking the other way” … Read moreCreating a Culture of Safety Starts from the Top Down