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Installing Fiber-Optic Cable: Safety Tips for Electrical Contractors

By Jennifer Taylor September 25, 2017

Many electrical contractors are expanding their businesses by installing fiber-optic cable as a whole new business segment. With a firm grasp of the principles of traditional cable pulling and electrical installation, electricians shouldn't have too much trouble adapting to the idiosyncrasies of wiring for communications.

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Compressed Gas Checklist from NIOSH Simplifies Safety

By Jennifer Taylor September 18, 2017

Compressed gas cylinders allow laboratories, industrial plants, and many other workplaces to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. While the utility of compressed gas is undeniable, almost all types of compressed gas pose a safety risk when mishandled.

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Fall Prevention in Warehouses

By Jennifer Taylor September 11, 2017

Falling fatalities are among the most common and preventable workplace deaths. In response to the high number of fatal falls, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created a Fall Prevention Campaign that remains ongoing. OSHA sought to reduce construction industry falls in particular, but managers can use similar strategies to reduce falling risks in warehouse environments, as well.

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Changing Forklift Batteries in Small-to-Medium-Sized Fleets

By Jennifer Taylor September 5, 2017

According to the latest analysis from the Industrial Truck Association, there are nearly 540,000 lift truck operators working in the United States today.

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Bin Tippers in Industries Other Than Waste Management

By Jennifer Taylor August 28, 2017

The purpose of a bin tipper is to empty trash bins, right? Yes, but that's just part of the story. In fact, Bin Tippers from Solus Group can be outfitted with specialized cradles to safely lift and empty virtually any industrial container, from drums to boxes to, yes, trash bins.

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Simplifying Medical and Laboratory Waste Management with Bin Tippers

By Jennifer Taylor August 21, 2017

Medical waste presents significant challenges for waste management professionals. While most institutions create strict protocols to minimize risks, occasional accidents seem unavoidable—and completely unacceptable, since medical waste carries such a high degree of risk.

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Does Food Production Equipment Have to Be Stainless Steel?

By Jennifer Taylor August 14, 2017

Visit the factory that produces your favorite snack and you'll find a long line of gleaming metal food production equipment. Whether you prefer Twinkies or beef jerky, stainless steel machinery probably played a part in bringing that treat to market.

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Waste Handling Equipment and Roll Off Dumpsters: Safety at the Work Site

By Jennifer Taylor August 7, 2017

Construction and demolition sites depend on reliable waste handling equipment. Once the roll-off dumpsters arrive at the site, workers will start filling them up. Without assistance, throwing away heavy waste can expose staff to health risks and slow the entire project down.

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Industrial Containers and Material Handling for Bulk Processing Applications

By Jennifer Taylor July 31, 2017

It's easy to overlook industrial containers. We focus so often on material handling equipment itself that we forget the importance of standardization for the things that hold bulk product. In order to maintain the pace of material handling necessary in so many industries, though, the equipment must be compatible with the containers — and that means standard bin sizes.

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Handling Solid Waste at Construction Sites

By Jennifer Taylor July 24, 2017

At any construction site, there's bound to be waste. Scraps of unusable wood, dust from sandblasting, blocks of broken concrete: It piles up, and it's often quite heavy.

Add to that the trash generated by large crews working long shifts and it's easy to see why most builders include plans for waste removal in their contracts. However, the options for waste disposal at construction sites that currently exist seem to leave one thing out of the equation: worker safety.

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