Battery watering is a critical part of lift truck maintenance. When batteries aren’t watered regularly, they can lose a significant portion of their capacity — we’ve explained why this occurs in other articles, but the takeaway is clear: Regular watering solves the problem, which is why every battery room needs to incorporate fluid checks into regular maintenance schedules.
Industrial ergonomics is the key to a safer, more productive workplace. To understand why, consider a common class of injury in manufacturing and warehousing operations. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are traumatic injuries that can cause lifetime-lasting damage to a person’s body. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), MSDs can affect muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons, and are often caused by work-related tasks such as:
If you want to create a sustainable park waste management system, take your cues from the National Park Service. Across all 411 national parks, the NPS has pledged to keep at least half of all waste out of landfills (as of 2018, they were nearly there, with a 40-percent diversion rate). To reach that 50-percent diversion threshold, the NPS encourages parks to separate post-use materials into multiple streams: reuse, recycling, composting, and — when all else fails — landfills.
The pandemic brought personal protective equipment (PPE) into national focus, but employers in warehousing, logistics and other industries have long understood the importance of proper PPE outfitting. Where protective equipment is necessary, OSHA generally requires employers to provide it — and most employers understand that PPE is well worth the investment, since safety is always a crucial priority.