February 2019

Visit Solus Group, Try a Bin Tipper at NFMT 2019

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 27, 2019
Solus Group, a leading online dealer of material handling equipment, will occupy a booth at the 2019 National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Exposition (NFMT). The top-rated facilities conference takes place March 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
Posted in: News

Meatpacking Safety and the Role of Ergonomics

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 25, 2019
The term “meatpacking safety” suggests to the popular imagination serious injuries, with cuts, burns, and fractures featuring prominently. In fact, the greatest risk to the meatpacking workforce is much more insidious than a slip of the blade. According to data reported by NPR in 2016, repetitive motion injuries were close to seven times more common for workers in beef and pork processing plants than in other U.S. occupations.
Posted in: Blog

Farm Safety 101: Compliance with OSHA Agriculture Standards

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 21, 2019
Farm safety is a top priority among agricultural operators in the United States, but despite all efforts to the contrary, farm work remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. This danger is compounded by the peculiar nature of farming; whole families may work the same land, exposing potential caregivers to the same injuries that would render them caregivers in the first place. In other words, on an unsafe farm, whole families can be injured badly enough to lose their livelihoods.Read more...
Posted in: Blog

Bin Dumpers in Animal Feed Production Facilities

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 18, 2019
Animal feed producers invest heavily in material handling equipment — particularly in systems designed for flowable materials. Ideally, grains and other flowable ingredients will remain within the automated line: Storage bins, conveyors, mixers, mills, crushers, pelleting machines, and, finally, baggers or other packaging systems.
Posted in: Blog

Plastic Harvest Bins or Wood Bins: Which Should Farmers Choose?

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 11, 2019
Wood harvest bins have been the industry standard for decades, if not longer, but plastic harvest bins have been turning up in more and more fields as the seasons pass. Each material has advantages and disadvantages, but in the end, plastic is the clear winner — provided it’s the right sort of plastic.
Posted in: Blog

Industrial Ergonomics for Material Handling Applications

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 7, 2019

Industrial ergonomics can boost safety in any workplace, but for jobs that involve a lot of material handling, it is an absolute necessity. Without a well-developed ergonomics program, material-handling workers face an increased risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.

Posted in: Blog

Texas Onions: Handling the Harvest for Greater Productivity

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 4, 2019
This year’s Texas onion harvest could create huge opportunities in the export market, but only if growers move quickly. Chinese onion buyers source their products from New Zealand beginning in the early spring, and soon, Texans will be left with nothing but the domestic market.

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