July 2015

How to Limit Warehouse Inventory Damage with Proper Outfitting

By Jennifer Taylor July 23, 2015

In a warehouse or distribution center, inventory damage is a big deal. It’s a frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming problem, and even in a well-run facility, occasional product damage is virtually unavoidable.

Posted in: Blog

Protecting Pallet Racks From Forklift Damage

By Jennifer Taylor July 16, 2015

It’s easy to blame the workers, but pallet rack damage is usually caused by a bad floor plan or inferior shelving. This is especially true for warehouses that utilize every inch of available space...

Posted in: Blog

Common Types of Forklift Collisions (And How to Avoid Them)

By Jennifer Taylor July 9, 2015

The first rule of forklift operation is simple: don't run into anything or anyone. Lift truck collisions can mean damaged stock, high fleet repair bills, and even injured workers.

Posted in: Blog

Solus Group Announces July Sale on Lift Tables

By Jennifer Taylor July 7, 2015

Solus Group, a leading online warehouse equipment supplier, will offer a 15 percent discount on mobile lift tables and scissor lifts throughout the month of July.

Posted in: News

Strategies for Preventing Back Pain in Material Handling Applications

By Jennifer Taylor July 7, 2015

In 1989, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a fact sheet titled, “Back Injuries — Nation’s #1 Workplace Safety Problem.” It’s a provocative title, but not misleading. In that year, more than a million back injuries were documented in U.S. workplaces. Manual material handling was the main source of worker’s compensation payments, and 80 percent of injuries related to that field involved the lower back.

Posted in: Blog

The Ergonomic Benefits of Variable-Height Workstations

By Jennifer Taylor July 3, 2015

Ergonomics is often defined as “matching the work to the worker,” which sounds simple enough — materials simply need to be naturally positioned for workers. The problem, of course, is that workers come in all shapes and sizes.

Posted in: Blog

Create a Safer Workplace with Dedicated Forklift Traffic Lanes

By Jennifer Taylor July 2, 2015

As every floor worker knows, a warehouse can be a busy place. Stock is constantly being replaced, and lift trucks with full pallet-loads sometimes compete with staff on foot for access to aisles. This mixed-traffic scenario subjects workers to potential risks, however, so it’s far from an ideal practice.

Posted in: Blog

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