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Inside MHI

The people who work at MHI are the gears that keep the association rolling. They ensure MHI continues to be a valuable association and resource for people involved in the industry, and do so with wit, competence and a smile on their face. The goal of this column in MHI Solutions magazine is to give readers a glimpse into what ...

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Catching Up with an MHEFI Scholarship Recipient

Helping Doctors Give Patients the Gift of Better Eyesight Every manufacturer needs someone like Douglas Sullivan, whose mission is to acquire everything needed for production and then to get the finished products out the door. It’s all in a day’s work for Sullivan, who’s in his second year as the supply chain manager at Sight Sciences Inc., a California-based medical-device ...

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Keeping Supply Chain Workers Safe During the Pandemic

BY SARA PEARSON SPECTER From the moment news of the coronavirus reached the U.S., manufacturing facilities, warehouses and distribution centers and transportation providers began exploring measures to safeguard the health and wellbeing of their employees. In addition to following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), insurance providers and local ...

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Innovative Ergonomics

BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Having an ergonomically designed warehouse and training workers how to safely perform physical tasks can improve their wellbeing and productivity—as well as potentially minimize workers’ compensation costs. Indeed, about a third to as much as half of all workers’ comp claims are associated with manual material handling tasks, according to CNA Insurance Co. Moreover, manual material handling ...

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Psychological Safety at Work: Helping Your Employees Be Emotionally Safe

BY MARIA LEGGETT, MHI DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Are your employees safe? They may have protective gear, complete all the required safety training, and operate in a clean work environment. Yes, they may be physically safe, but are they psychologically safe? That might sound like a soft term but consider this: Are your employees empowered to speak up when they see ...

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Trailblazers: Celebrating MHEFI Award Winners

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) recognizes significant contributions to our industry either overall or in the area of education in the form of awards.

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The History and Future of College-Industry Collaboration

Since 1952, the College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education (CICMHE), an independent organization founded by MHI, has provided the structure to help develop connections between industry and academic leaders that have allowed for a deep appreciation across the divide and a sharp understanding of the ways university-industry partnerships can lead to valuable insight and benefits to the material handling field.

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ALAN Aids in Times of Crisis and Need

Since January, Kathy Fulton has been tracking the novel coronavirus with trepidation. “We saw what was happening in Asia and asked ourselves, ‘If the ports shut down and the warehousing and the manufacturing shuts down in China, what’s that going to do to the world?’” Now living, breathing and working through the answers to these queries as they evolve both ...

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