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Waste Management in the Hospitality and Special Events Industries

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 22, 2018 No comments

Special events can be huge economic drivers for municipalities, venues, and food service providers — but they also come with unique waste management challenges. The goal for any large-scale entertainment operation is to manage waste both safely and efficiently. In order to do that, managers must carefully plan multi-stream waste systems, and they must provide staff with the tools they need to safely route each type of waste toward its own unique destination.

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Hotel Waste Management Solutions: Bin Tippers to the Rescue

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 19, 2018

From the smallest bed and breakfast to the grandest luxury hotel, waste management can easily get out of control in the lodging industry. It's an issue of sheer scale: Green Hotelier, an industry journal, reports that every guest creates two pounds of waste for each night they stay. Meanwhile, the average hotel in the U.S. has 290 rooms, 64.4 percent are occupied on a given night.

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Emptying Bulk Ingredients in Food Manufacturing Applications

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 15, 2018

Bin Tippers solve a host of problems in the food manufacturing and processing industries. These kitchen workhorses lift and dump heavy loads of bulk ingredients, allowing companies to run safer, leaner, and more productive operations.

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Facilities Maintenance Ergonomics: The Advantages of Bin Tippers

By Solus Group Marketing Team February 12, 2018

Facilities maintenance workers face a range of ergonomic risks on the job, including hazards associated with repetitive motions, heavy lifting, and awkward work postures. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to list "maintenance and repair workers, general" among its high-risk occupations for developing musculoskeletal disorders.

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Preventing Chemical Burns from Forklift Batteries

By Jennifer Taylor February 5, 2018

Burn Awareness Week occurs during the first full week of February and reminds us of the grave importance of preventing chemical burns from forklift batteries. This annual occurrence provides a great opportunity for businesses to take a closer look at how they can avoid burns in the workplace and — when necessary — respond to them.

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Protecting Forklift Battery Chargers from Lift Truck Traffic

By Jennifer Taylor January 29, 2018

Warehouse managers strive for speed and efficiency when changing and charging forklift batteries, but productivity improvements should always start with protecting forklift battery chargers themselves. Remember that the prevention of forklift collisions does more than protect workers — it also protects expensive equipment. High traffic in and around battery rooms puts chargers at a greater risk for collisions, which can be dangerous and costly.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act and Wood Pallets

By Jennifer Taylor January 22, 2018

Shippers, receivers, loaders, and carriers who transport food are still coming to grips with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). President Obama signed the bill in 2011, and since then, the FDA has added a number of rules specifying measures that those involved in food transportation must follow.

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Ergonomics in the Entertainment and Hospitality Industries

By Jennifer Taylor January 15, 2018

Staff in the entertainment and hospitality industry strive to keep their hustle and bustle behind the scenes, which can lead to sacrifices in ergonomics. They want patrons to enjoy an event or a vacation with no stress or worries. But all that hard work adds up, and without ergonomic habits and equipment, it could leave employees taking sick days or injury time at disproportionately high rates.

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Better Grape Handling for the Wine Industry with Forward Bin Tippers

By Jennifer Taylor January 8, 2018

Vintners have been making wine for thousands of years, but their processes keep improving due to advances in technology. Two of the most helpful advances have been harvest bins and Forward Bin Tippers, which allow vineyards and wineries to transport large volumes of fruit with less manual handling.

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OSHA Rules About Forklift Battery Electrolyte Drips

By Jennifer Taylor December 26, 2017

Handling forklift batteries can be dirty business. Electrolyte can accumulate on or drip from batteries due to leaks, boil-overs, and vapors that escape during charging.

Because acidic residue can end up in places it shouldn't be, battery room managers must take precautions to protect workers and equipment from this corrosive material. As you would expect, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) lays out guidelines for employers. Here are the major requirements from OSHA, along with a few ways to ensure compliance:

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