How to Set Overhead Conveyor Clearances

June 19, 2018

conveyor clearance in a distribution center

OSHA’s conveyor guidelines focus on guardrails and emergency stops, but when it comes to conveyor safety, the story hardly ends there. One neglected aspect is in areas where people may pass under suspended or overhead conveyors. Here are some best practices for those situations.

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How to Safely and Effectively Load & Unload Tall Pallet Racks

June 14, 2018

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When it comes to loading and retrieving pallets from a rack bay that could be 30 feet or more off the ground, there is some risk of product damage or falls. These things occur when drivers are busy, under-trained or just have a bad moment. Here are some things you can do to reduce these risks.

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National Forklift Safety Day is a Chance to Research, Reflect and Improve

June 12, 2018

The forklift industry will be in Washington, D.C., this spring to take part in the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day. This event, scheduled for June 12 in the nation’s capital and across the country, will provide an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, the public, and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Taking the time to ensure that your workforce is aware of these forklift operations and procedures is an important way to ensure an environment of pedestrian safety for your facility.

Cisco-Eagle highlights forklift safety as one of our main objectives towards helping customers achieve safety success. To help celebrate National Forklift Safety Day, we’ve lined up some of our previous content so you have an easy portal towards a safer forklift environment:

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June is National Safety Month

June 11, 2018

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Since June is National Safety Month, it’s a good time for a roundup of some of the excellent safety resources available through our website and many others.

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Download our Guide To Cantilever Racks

June 7, 2018

cantilever rack in a lumber storage operation

Because they offer instant access to, and easy selection of either an entire load or any part of it, cantilever racks are ideal for storing long, unwieldy, heavy and difficult loads. They come with many options and questions, so we have published a guide to cantilever racks (PDF) you should read as you move forward on a storage project involving these types of loads.

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Labor Concerns Dominate 2018 Distribution Center Metrics Study

June 5, 2018

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The annual DC Velocity/WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council) DC Metrics Survey is out for 2018, and as with previous studies, offers us insight into what measurements are most critical according to DC managers. Last year’s study saw a shift in the top concerns, and this latest version keeps with that trend with labor metrics accounting for 5 of the top 12 .

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