Transfer Station Safety Topics: Ergonomics

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 18, 2019
Of all the transfer-station safety topics that concern waste-handling operations, one can do more to prevent all sorts of injuries than any other. We’re speaking, of course, about ergonomics. This science of efficiency at work can reveal the motions and tasks that lead to strain. That strain is a leading cause of workplace injury.
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Recycling at Outdoor Events

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 14, 2019
Summer is nearly upon us, and organizers everywhere are completing their plans to improve recycling at outdoor events. From state fairs to city sporting events, every occasion that brings the crowds together is an opportunity to edge closer to our zero-waste future.
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Green Waste Management: Diverting Recyclables at Music Festivals

By Solus Group Marketing Team March 4, 2019
The largest outdoor music festivals bring hundreds of thousands of revelers together to eat, drink, dance — and discard their waste. Clearly, not every water bottle makes it into the recycling bin
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Forklift Attachments for Vineyards and Wineries

By Solus Marketing Team January 28, 2019

Wineries have significant material-handling challenges at every step of the production process. Worse, the specific material-handling tasks vary throughout. In the field, users need rugged-terrain lift trucks that can lift and transport full harvest bins. Then, at the plant, staff needs some way to empty full bins — sometimes loaded with 1,000 pounds of fruit, or more — onto sorting tables.

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Organic Wine Certification Through the USDA National Organic Program

By Solus Marketing Team January 21, 2019

It isn’t easy to obtain organic wine certification from the USDA. Just to illustrate the challenge, let’s look at a few statistics, courtesy of Wines&Vines magazine: While U.S.-made organic wine only made up 1 percent of sales by volume and 2 percent by value in 2017, European organic wine sales grew by between 10 and 20 percent from 2013 to 2016. Why this disparity?

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