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Safety Tips for Material Handling

Organize your warehouse

1- Design your warehouse organizing it by aisles, sections and numbers. Consider the adequate width for your aisles as well as the right height for your racks, have in mind industry measurement standards, the equipment you’ll be using and the space needed for each device to work properly.

Identify your product correctly, codify each product line and label it in a visible, easy to scan way, to accelerate your order preparation, improving your timing for each operation.

2. Purchase the right equipment

In order for your operations to perform accurately, you’ll need to purchase the correct material handling devices to assist your workers tasks. Start with the basics: get the adequate type of pal- lets for your industry, and simple devices designed to lift, move and place heavy loads. Our products can help you start and grow your operations, hand pallet trucks, lift tables, and dock and trailer equipment are essential for your daily performance, keep your workers and your goods safe while organizing inventory, placing and delivering orders.

3. Provide personal protective equipment

Provide your workers the protective equipment necessary according to your industry, safety foot- wear, eye, face and hearing protection, gloves, head protection, safety clothing, and fall protection are indispensable.

4. Minimize manual material handling hazards.

Material handling involves reaching, moving, and placing heavy loads daily. Make sure your work- ers have the necessary training to do these tasks correctly to avoid injuries.

Avoid: repetitive bending, or lifting moves, repetitive heavy lifts, sustained awkward posture, and sustained vibration.

Any weight can be hazarding when it’s not lifted using a correct posture, or adequate equipment.

Safety is everyone’s priority. Make sure to make the necessary ergonomic adjustments, and let the proper devices ease up your company’s workload. Want to meet our products? Call our sales team or Get a Quote.