Pharmaceutical Packaging: Material Handling Strategies for the Three Major Categories

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 19, 2019
Generally speaking, pharmaceutical manufacturers will ship their products within three types of packaging, each enclosing the other, like a Russian doll. At the innermost layer, there’s the package that comes into direct contact with the product. Engineers call this “primary packaging.” This may be a bulk unit, like a jar or a carton, or it may be a product individually packaged for consumers.
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Waste Reduction at the School Cafeteria

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 14, 2019
Thanks to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), U.S. schools keep hungry students fed and ready to learn. The NSLP collects detailed records, which also makes it a valuable stand-in for the state of public and private school cafeterias more generally. If that’s true, then we’ve got a problem: School cafeterias are creating enormous amounts of food waste.
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The Ergonomics of Handling Garbage for School Janitors

By Solus Group Marketing Team August 5, 2019
Whether they work at the elementary, high school, or collegiate level, all school janitors spend a lot of time handling garbage. This is a constant and repetitive task involving frequent bending and awkward postures. That is, it’s an ergonomic hazard.
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Understanding the GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 29, 2019
The most common federal government contract is the GSA Schedule, worth more than $45 billion in 2018. In order to work with the General Services Administration, however — that is, to obtain a GSA Schedule Contract — vendors and contractors must work within the Administration’s broader sustainability policies.
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The GSA's Solid Waste Management Plan

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 22, 2019
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) coordinates federal agency workplaces and private-sector services, ensuring that U.S. government workers have access to everything from offices to supplies to waste-disposal contracts. This central role gives the GSA a unique power to shape waste-handling practices across the entire spectrum of federal bureaucracies (and, sometimes, those with whom they do business).
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Managing Waste at U.S. National Parks: Diversion and Sustainability

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 8, 2019
Every year, visitors to U.S. national parks generate more than 100 million pounds of waste — enough to fill the Statue of Liberty 1,800 times, according to the National Parks Conservation Association. What makes up this tremendous waste stream? More importantly, are there ways to divert more of it from unsustainable, methane-emitting landfills and into carbon-zero systems?
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Fatigue Management for Material Handling Staff

By Solus Group Marketing Team July 1, 2019

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, most workplace accidents occur between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. or, for late-shift workers, midnight to 6:00 a.m. Those are also the hours during which the typical human body most craves sleep.

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Events to Attend at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo 2019

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 28, 2019
The National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo is the event for employers who are interested in creating safer, more efficient workplaces. The yearly event is designed to help professionals better strategize and implement successful ergonomic programs in all fields and industries.
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The Zero-Waste Sports Stadium: Pros and Cons

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 17, 2019
From university sports facilities to the Super Bowl itself, stadium managers continue to pursue ambitious waste-diversion goals. The gold standard of a zero-waste-to-landfill system has emerged as the ultimate prize in stadium sustainability — but as with any materials-management strategy, zero waste is a mixed bag of benefits and challenges.
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Solutions for Common Warehouse Hazards

By Solus Group Marketing Team June 10, 2019
The good news is that managers can remove many of these hazards through relatively hassle-free engineering controls — that is, introducing equipment or changes to layout that will prevent workers from entering risky situations in the first place.
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