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Topple Barriers Protect Pedestrians From Falling Floor-Stacked Loads

Floor- or block-stacked loads — which can include palletized goods, individual cases, bulk containers, or large products (such as paper rolls) — are often stored in warehouses or manufacturing facility spaces where traditional pallet racking is not suitable. However, instead ...
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Improper Ergonomics When Handling Objects And Awkward Postures Cost Employers ...

Every week, non-fatal workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion, with total injuries exceeding $58 billion annually, according to Liberty Mutual Insurance’s 2022 Workplace Safety Index. The annual report, produced by the insurer’s risk control services division, ranks ...
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Protective Guarding Search Tool Updated With More Solutions Categories

Developed and continuously updated by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), the free Protective Guarding Search Tool has been expanded with additional solutions categories. As a one-stop resource for facility managers, safety managers, and end users, the ...
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Calculating Your Ergonomic Cost Benefits

According to Liberty Mutual’s 2021 Workplace Safety Index, the top 10 causes of the most disabling injuries on the job cost U.S. employers more than $1 billion per week. Among those 10, three represent the type of tasks associated with ...
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The Importance Of Proper Anchoring For Safety Barriers And Protective ...

When properly installed, industrial guardrail barriers and barrier posts protect pedestrians, facility structures, and equipment against impacts from motorized vehicles, such as lift trucks. Nearly all of these structures are directly floor-mounted with robust anchors of varying types depending on ...
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Supercharge Ergonomics And Productivity With These Solutions

Improving workplace ergonomics is often associated with reducing the risk of injury for employees performing strenuous, repetitive, or awkward movements to do their jobs. However, improving ergonomics by fitting the work to the workers—regardless of their size, age, or physical ...
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Prevent Damage From Lift Trucks With Protective Curb Barriers

When traveling throughout a facility, lift truck operators typically raise the loaded (or unloaded) forks of their vehicles 3 to 4 inches above the floor. This prevents the tips of the forks from grinding against the floor surface — usually ...
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E-Commerce And Ergonomics: The Evolution Of Lift Assist Devices To ...

The latest findings from Digital Commerce 360 confirm what many in retail distribution already knew: that COVID-19 prompted exponential growth in online shopping and e-commerce order fulfillment. In the U.S., e-commerce grew 32% in 2020, and tapered back to 14.2% ...
GuidelinesProGMA

Key Components Of A Risk Assessment For Protective Industrial Guarding

Protecting and safeguarding the health and well-being of personnel working within a warehouse, distribution center, or manufacturing facility is of paramount importance. Many operations strive to achieve this through ongoing safety training, as well as by installing protective industrial guarding ...
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3 Considerations When Adding Industrial Ergonomics Solutions

According to the National Safety Council, the total cost of work-related injuries in 2019 was $171.0 billion. That total includes $53.9 billion in wage and productivity losses, $35.5 billion in medical expenses, and $59.7 billion in administrative expenses. Further, 70 ...