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Protective Guarding Safeguards Personnel On An Industrial Work Platform, Part ...

By adding an industrial work platform, a company can increase its usable square footage without a building expansion. Putting work overhead, however, increases the risk of associates who work on these elevated areas for injury from falls. That makes protective ...
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Protective Guarding Helps Warehouses Be OSHA Compliant And Eliminate Hazards

Last October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began unscheduled inspections warehouses and distribution centers as part of its new National Emphasis Program. The agency’s goal is to reduce and eliminate hazards in these operations, which employ more than ...
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Improve Dock Safety With Protective Guarding, Part 2: Products And ...

Nearly 25% of all industrial accidents take place in shipping and receiving docks. As explored in the previous post the dangers to workers and truck drivers include potential forklift collisions and falls from open dock doors. However, forklift impacts can also ...
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Improve Dock Safety With Protective Guarding, Part 1: People

Inbound and outbound loading docks are among the busiest areas within a facility. They’re also among the most dangerous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2015 and 2020, nearly 33,000 employees missed an average of two weeks of ...
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ProGMA’s Two MODEX 2024 Educational Sessions Explore The Latest Protective ...

Among the Top 10 causes of serious, disabling workplace injuries are falls to a lower level, falling items, being caught in machinery, and pedestrian/vehicle incidents. Together, these four causes alone cost employers $15.79 billion, according to the 2023 Liberty Mutual ...
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Curb Barriers Guard Against Fork Penetration In Pedestrian, Equipment Areas

To protect personnel, equipment, and building structures from forklift impacts, many operations install safety barriers and other protective guarding devices. However, the majority of those solutions don’t extend all the way to the floor. Those gaps create the potential for ...
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5 Protective Guarding Trends Improving Warehouse Safety

While warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) have always prioritized employee safety, they’re increasingly looking for new ways to protect their people. Further, operations managers are simultaneously taking a closer look at ways to enhance the safety of their other assets, ...
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5 Ways To Improve Warehouse Parking Lot Safety

Depending on how many shifts an operation runs, the parking lot of a warehouse, distribution center (DC), or fulfillment operation can be an extremely busy place. Not only are employees arriving in their personal vehicles and exiting them to walk ...
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When Are Bollards An Ideal Protective Guarding Solution?

As one of many different types of barriers offered by the members of the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), it may not always be obvious when to use bollards over other equipment. In certain applications, bollards might be used interchangeably ...
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Protect High Height Infrastructure With These Four Solutions

Elevated walkways, overhead conveyor systems, work platforms, facility structures, and dock doors—all can be vulnerable to impacts from forklifts. If an operator forgets to lower their load or is driving a taller-masted vehicle, these areas are at risk of a ...