Safety is a major reason employers invest in drum dumpers and other ergonomic drum-handling equipment. (Efficiency is probably the other big motivator.) And certainly, lifting and emptying full 55-gallon drums is much safer with dedicated material handling equipment.
Does your business need a container dumper? Odds are, the answer is yes. Hydraulic dumpers have the power to improve productivity, reduce injuries, and streamline mission-critical processes in a much wider variety of industries than you might think.
Shopping season is going to be big this year, and a strong retail store ergonomics plan can help keep staff safe and productive throughout the boom cycle. Deloitte tells us that the average household will spend nearly $1,500 this season, and sales are expected to grow up to 5 percent compared to the previous year.
November 15, 2019, is America Recycles Day. Participants from all around the United States will stage recycling events to mark the occasion. As of this writing, nearly 80,000 people have signed an online recycling pledge associated with America Recycles Day.
Health care waste exposes hospital workers to greater risks than more typical waste-streams, and the staff who regularly handle, clean up, and dispose of these materials bear the brunt of the hazard. Contact with medical waste can lead to injury, exposure to toxic substances, and even infections of all kinds.
Ergonomics in the health care industry has gotten a lot of attention, and for good reason. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), often the result of poor ergonomics at work, account for a disproportionate number of the workplace injuries suffered by health care workers. A team of Canadian researchers found that MSDs made up nearly 75 percent of the reported injuries in their 10-year study of health care workers, for instance
Manufacturers of pharmaceutical bottles have reason to be optimistic about the growth of the worldwide industry in the years to come. At the same time, the demand won't focus on a single type of bottle, and the prototypical packer bottle won't be leading the growth.
Generally speaking, pharmaceutical manufacturers will ship their products within three types of packaging, each enclosing the other, like a Russian doll. At the innermost layer, there’s the package that comes into direct contact with the product. Engineers call this “primary packaging.” This may be a bulk unit, like a jar or a carton, or it may be a product individually packaged for consumers.
Thanks to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), U.S. schools keep hungry students fed and ready to learn. The NSLP collects detailed records, which also makes it a valuable stand-in for the state of public and private school cafeterias more generally. If that’s true, then we’ve got a problem: School cafeterias are creating enormous amounts of food waste.
Whether they work at the elementary, high school, or collegiate level, all school janitors spend a lot of time handling garbage. This is a constant and repetitive task involving frequent bending and awkward postures. That is, it’s an ergonomic hazard.