October 2014

Understanding and Preventing Workplace Fatality and Injury

By Jennifer Taylor October 31, 2014 No comments

Around the world, the workplace continues to be one of the most dangerous environments one can enter. An unbelievable 270 million people each year will suffer a workplace-related injury, and 350,000 workplace deaths occur annually. In the United States alone, 4,383 individuals lost their lives as a result of job-related injuries in 2012.

Solus Group to Extend Special 10% Discount Deal Through the End of the Year

By Jennifer Taylor October 28, 2014

To encourage customers new and old to visit its recently-updated website, Solus Group will be extending its special 10% discount on all products through the end of the year.

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Safety Signage for Lift Truck Battery Room

By Jennifer Taylor October 24, 2014 No comments

A large part of ensuring warehouse efficiency and warehouse organization is providing the proper safety equipment and safety signage so personnel are aware of potential hazards throughout the workplace.

This is especially true in the lift truck battery room, where safety hazards abound as a result of the everyday forklift battery maintenance procedures that take place there.

Hydrogen Gas Detector for Lift Truck Battery Room

By Jennifer Taylor October 21, 2014 No comments

In any warehouse, forklift battery maintenance presents a number of hazards in the battery room that warehouse personnel should be aware of. This is especially true when charging a lead-acid battery, as the charging process produces hydrogen, a gas that is undetectable by the human senses.

Accumulation of hydrogen gas in the air threatens battery room safety. The most common threats are explosion or fire, which are potential risks if the concentration of hydrogen gas in the air reaches 4.1% or greater. At its highest concentration, hydrogen gas is an asphyxiant, preventing one from breathing.

Solus Group Announces Launch of Newly-Revamped Website, New Blog

By Jennifer Taylor October 21, 2014

Warehouse solutions experts at Solus Group unveil brand-new website redesign featuring a new blog to give customers the top information on increasing warehouse efficiency and safety.

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Structural Barriers for Warehouses

By Jennifer Taylor October 16, 2014 No comments

An organized warehouse is an efficient one -- and that's why it's important to ensure you maintain adequate warehouse organization and safety by setting up structural barriers in key locations throughout the warehouse.

Structural barriers can help keep personnel safe, equipment protected from damage and a warehouse more organized as a whole -- thus creating optimal warehouse efficiency.

Why is it Important to Wash a Forklift Battery?

By Jennifer Taylor October 16, 2014 No comments

In many workplaces, the forklift is responsible for transporting and lifting things that can't be transported or lifted by hand. And while forklifts are hugely beneficial to warehouse efficiency, they also require a fair amount of maintenance to ensure they work properly.

Eye-Wash Stations for Warehouses Accessibility and Use

By Jennifer Taylor October 16, 2014 No comments

Because forklift batteries require a fair amount of maintenance and monitoring, the lift truck battery room is one of the most integral areas of any warehouse. Forklift battery safety, as a result, is of utmost importance in these battery rooms -- and one safety feature all battery rooms should have is an eye-wash station that can rinse eyes that have been exposed to battery chemicals.

The Two Most Common Safety Hazards to Avoid While Handling a Forklift Battery

By Jennifer Taylor October 3, 2014 No comments

At any warehouse, operations and warehouse efficiency depends on the forklift -- a motorized vehicle that can transport heavy loads in and out of the warehouse.
Unfortunately, the batteries that power forklifts can be extremely dangerous when handled by someone who doesn't know the proper forklift battery safety procedures.

After Nearly-Fatal Forklift Accident, Nebraska Teen Gets Back to Work

By Jennifer Taylor October 3, 2014 No comments

For Cole Buckley, of Arlington, Neb., the everyday job routine of ensuring warehouse efficiency and warehouse organization became deadly.
According to the Arlington Citizen, Buckley, 19, had been operating a forklift at his job at Midwest Manufacturing in Valley early in the morning on August 12 when an incident occurred that almost took his life.

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