June 2015

Promoting Ergonomics During Palletizing

By Jennifer Taylor June 29, 2015

Muscle strain is a serious problem for many warehouse operations, and it’s not difficult to pinpoint the cause of the issue. Heavy lifting tends to occur when building and unloading pallets, and in many cases, workers pay the price; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouse staff suffered twice as many musculoskeletal injuries than workers in other private industries in 2012.

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Solus Group Offers 15% Off Battery Spill Kits for National Safety Awareness Month

By Jennifer Taylor June 24, 2015

Solus Group, a leading online warehouse equipment supplier, is offering reduced prices on battery spill kits and other spill response equipment through the month of June. The sale coincides with National Safety Awareness Month and applies automatically to all orders placed prior to July 1st.

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Reducing Muscle Strain (and Injuries) During Material Handling

By Jennifer Taylor June 23, 2015

As warehouses and factories improve their material handling infrastructure, health and safety practices are changing for the better.

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How Clutter Can Limit Productivity in the Battery Charging Room

By Jennifer Taylor June 22, 2015 No comments

In the battery room, clutter is always bad news — a few loose cables or unorganized tools can be a serious safety hazard, as we’ve addressed in earlier blogs. However, it’s important to note that every facility will occasionally suffer from disorganization in battery charging areas, even if accidents never occur.

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The True Cost of Damaged Battery Charging Cables

By Jennifer Taylor June 15, 2015 No comments

In order to keep your forklift fleet running efficiently, you need an organized, well-managed battery room. Every piece of equipment should be regularly inspected, and worn or damaged components should be switched out immediately — if you want to stay productive, you need to take equipment malfunctions out of the equation wherever possible.

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Creating a Cable Management Plan for Your Battery Room

By Jennifer Taylor June 8, 2015 No comments

When properly managed, your battery room allows for a much more efficient lift truck fleet. Unfortunately, most battery rooms aren’t optimized, and even if you’ve outfitted your charging area with the latest equipment, you might be sacrificing productivity (not to mention a sizable portion of your operating budget) due to poor cable management practices.

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Staying Productive with Better Battery Room Cable Management

By Jennifer Taylor June 1, 2015 No comments

Every battery charging area needs a strategy for cable management, but many facilities downplay the importance of this crucial practice. Industrial battery chargers attach with cables, and operations with substantial forklift fleets need to manage these connections effectively in order to stay safe and productive. Proper cable management isn’t expensive, and it’s an excellent investment for facilities of all sizes.

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