Safety & Ergonomics
A collection of articles, instructional documents, and tips to increase safety and productivity
Use Mats To Reduce Worker Strain
Anti-Fatigue Matting in Practical Ergonomics
Anti-fatigue matting is waging a battle against workplace pain. Anti-fatigue matting may very well be the simplest and most effective way to reduce standing worker fatigue. Here's why it works:
Manual Lifting Guides, Tools and Info.
Eliminate unnecessary lifting through inspection and study of your material handling chain. Techniques and equipment to assist those areas where manual lifting cannot be taken out of your process.
Picking at Height
Safely picking cartons and items from the tops of pallet rack is a common issue in most warehouses
Picking From Pallets: OSHA recommendations
How to reduce hazards associated with pallet and slot picking. Techniques and equipment that can assist workers and increase speed of order fulfillment.
The Workplace Environment
Preventing Forklift Accidents
Forklifts and foot traffic shouldn't mingle if they don't have to, and with the right warehouse design, equipment and processes, lighting, and environmental factors, you can significantly reduce the chances for a lift truck and a person to cross paths, or for a lift truck to run into a building column, a rack upright, equipment, or stored inventory. Here's a guide to avoiding forklift accidents.
Standing vs. Sitting
A look into what factors play a role into how employees should be postured during their tasks
Hearing Conservation in the Workplace
With chattering machinery, whirling conveyors, and the hum of production equipment, warehouses and manufacturing plants are especially vulnerable to noise issues. OSHA has compiled an online eTool to assist companies with hearing protection issues.
Justifying a High Volume Low Speed fan
A look at how an HVLS fan can save you money on cooling costs in your facility. What can you expect to save in energy costs, and gain in productivity?
Safety Netting for Conveyor and Rack