Electricians are the frontline troops of the electrical industry. They’re the ones who install power and communications systems, both for electrical power and telecommunications, from major feeder lines down to individual data set-ups. But without electrical wholesalers, electricians couldn’t do their jobs.
If your industrial business uses machinery, you probably handle hazardous fluids: Oils, solvents, battery electrolyte, cleaning products, used wash water. All of these fluids pose risks to human health. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), that means you must plan for spills before they happen.
Take a look at your facility’s waste management plan. It might list bin collection areas, transfer routes, waste stream composition, material handling equipment, and more. But do you have clear data on how many industrial garbage containers you need, as well as the sizes, features, and designs of these bins?
Between October 2020 and September 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged nearly $2 million in fines to electrical contractors in the United States. These penalties were all the result of failure to comply with OSHA standards, but which standards in particular?
If you work with chemicals, you must be prepared to deal with spills — and a big part of that preparation involves providing employees with appropriate absorbent or neutralizing materials. In fact, OSHA standard 1910.120(o)(2) requires employers in facilities that handle hazardous materials to “develop and implement procedures for the introduction of effective new technologies and equipment developed for the improved protection of employees…”
Whether you use a Bin Dumper to empty trash cans into dumpsters; ingredients into mixers; or bulk components into hoppers, it’s an indispensable piece of equipment. These lift-and-tip machines prevent injury by saving workers from the ergonomically risky task of handling containers. They improve productivity by speeding up bulk material flow. And increasingly, industrial facilities of all types — from waste and recycling operations to food processing plants — are achieving the benefits in both safety and efficiency.
Conveyor systems in bulk material handling systems often run on multiple levels. That means you need a safe, reliable way to move those materials—grains, gravel, legumes, small components, and more—down the system. That’s what chutes are for. A chute is a sort of slide. It sounds simple. But as generations of industrial engineers have discovered, every detail of chute design plays a role in the overall efficiency of the material handling system—or even whether it works at all.
There just aren’t enough skilled electricians to go around. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an average of 84,700 electrician job openings per year at a time when the workforce is constrained by numerous intersecting forces.
A mobile trash can lifter can instantly improve efficiency at your facility, improving throughput by simplifying common waste-handling tasks — while protecting workers from serious injuries by promoting better ergonomics.