Mechanics 101: How Air Compressors Work

Most shops have an air compressor lying around somewhere. These helpful devices use compressed air to power some of the most common tools in the workshop, including drills, grinders, nail guns, sanders, spray guns, and even staplers. But how do air compressors actually work? And can they be repaired in-house if they break down, or … Read more

Buying a New Workbench? Here’s What to Look For …

If you are considering replacing your existing workbench, it’s probably been a while since you’ve gone shopping for a new one. That’s because workbenches tend to last a long time — in some cases decades — before they need to be replaced. Workbenches typically are one of the sturdiest pieces of equipment in any shop, … Read more

How to Clean Up Small Fuel Spills Safely

Workplace accidents involving spilled gasoline, diesel, waste oil, engine fluids, and other potentially explosive fuels can put your employees, products, and workplace at risk. For bigger spills, the best response is to call 911 and have the local fire department handle the situation. But for smaller spills, it may be possible to control the spread of spilled … Read more

Majority of Millennials Are Clueless When It Comes to Changing a Tire

Most young people wouldn’t know what to do if they were to get a flat tire while driving … other than using an app to call for help. According to a survey conducted by Michelin, 52% of teens lack the basic auto repair skills required to change a flat tire. But they aren’t the only … Read more

Essential Questions When Considering a Lift Table

Lift tables can improve ergonomics in factories, warehouses, and other businesses, reducing the number of employee injuries and streamlining operations. But you will only maximize your benefits of using work tables if you choose the right model for your specific application. Before you buy as lift table, there are four essential questions you should ask … Read more

Emergency Showers and Eye Wash Stations and Hazardous Chemicals

Businesses that expose workers to potentially hazardous chemicals that could cause blindness or damage to their eyesight are required by law to have working emergency eyewash stations available at all times. In some cases, an emergency shower that can wash hazardous materials — especially corrosive chemicals or radiation — from workers’ bodies also should be … Read more

6 Life Hacks for Organizing Your Industrial Toolbox

Keeping track of your tools in a busy warehouse or manufacturing operation can be a challenge. Tools that are lost, misplaced or stolen are expensive to replace. Plus, you need your tools to do your job so you are counting on them to be there when you reach for them. Industrial tool carts and toolboxes … Read more

Welding Screens Help Protect Workers from Seeing Red

Welding screens are protective barriers that reduce the amount of UV light that workers are exposed to when welding operations are being performed. They typically are made of a colored, see-through material that allows welders to work safely while protecting other employees from being temporarily blinded by the light created by the welding arc. Welding … Read more

Equipment Essential for Warehouse Operation

Managers of warehouses are well aware of the equipment available that is essential to operations. However, over time machinery may become worn. Because the manager has relied on those machines for so long, he may neglect the need for replacement.  Moreover, manufacturers of warehouse equipment make innovations every once in a while to improve the … Read more

How Can Industrial Noise Lead to Hearing Loss?

You don’t have to be a rock star or work underneath jetliners to have your hearing affected by loud noises. Even factory workers and warehouse employees can suffer from noise-induced hearing loss or NIHL. Loud industrial noises can affect your hearing over time or a single incident can cause immediate damage. Sometimes the hearing loss … Read more