Tag: Worker Safety

Guarding SolutionsProGMA

Learn How Protective Guarding Has Evolved To Strengthen Worker Safety

This article previously appeared in MHI Solutions Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4. People need to feel safe to be productive, and in industrial environments a crucial component of keeping workers safe is keeping them adequately separated from certain equipment. Fixed ...
EASEEducation

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 ...
Guarding SolutionsProGMA

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 ...
Guarding SolutionsProGMA

Can’t Find An Off-The-Shelf Guarding Solution? Here’s Why Custom Is ...

A quick search online for virtually any type of protective guarding — guardrails, bollards, safety gates, kickplates, steel mesh, safety netting, dock barriers and more — will quickly yield a number of standard, off-the-shelf products. Most of these systems and ...
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Safety Training Best Practices Reduce Risk Of Worker Injuries

Nearly every warehouse and distribution center touts “safety first” as an operational mandate; yet some operations have better safety records than others. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics noting that annual warehouse fatalities doubled between 2015 and 2017, and warehouse ...
EASEProGMA

Ergonomic, Safe Workplaces Enhance Productivity Of Workforce

Warehouse operations, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers that invest in ergonomically designed technologies and training to help workers safely perform physical tasks will improve both their wellbeing and overall productivity. That’s because anywhere from a third to half of all ...
Guarding SolutionsProGMA

Looking For Protective Guarding? New Search Tool Makes It Easier ...

To help warehousing, manufacturing, distribution, and other industrial facilities owners and managers more easily find the protective guarding solutions they need to keep their workers safe — as well as to protect the integrity of handled products and building structures ...
EASEEducation

Avoid These Three Common Ergonomics Mistakes

Even as operations are adding more automation and technologies that free personnel from redundant or repetitive work, manual material handling tasks remain. An emphasis on safety and proper ergonomics — as well as investing in ergonomic equipment that supports safe ...
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5 Key Steps To Create A Culture Focused On Worker ...

Technology and automation are changing the landscape of manual material handling. However, these tasks still require repetitive movement and physical activity. That’s why it’s all the more important to put a significant focus on ergonomics and worker safety, elevating it ...