Safety

A ‘Landmark Event’ Marks Growing Industry Interest in Improved Ergonomics

BY TOM GRESHAM Link to digital version of article in MHI Solutions. Twenty years ago, ergonomics “was kind of a nice thing to do,” said Jim Galante, chair of MHI’s Ergonomic Assist Systems & Equipment (EASE) Industry Group, but it was not an area that attracted close attention in material handling. In the decades since then, however, he said an ...

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Material Handling Ergonomics in Industry 4.0

Ergonomics—the science that designs environments, equipment, tools and tasks within the capabilities of people to maximize productivity, efficiency and safety—has been an important part of the material handling industry for decades.

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Creating a Culture of Safety Excellence

The quest for an injury-free workplace requires solid management systems and investments in safety-enhancing technologies, but a strong culture–based on leadership visibility, employee engagement and accountability–is key to achieving a great track record over the long haul.

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Safer Handling: Ensuring Safety Is Not Sacrificed for Speed

Speed is the name of the game these days in conveyor and sortation systems. As the pressure to ship material faster grows with the rise of e-commerce and building customer expectations for rapid delivery, the systems that move and sort orders are accelerating. With that speed comes more potential for risks. “Sortation equipment was sorting 50 feet per minute a ...

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SMA Prepares Standards for IBC Adoption

As the ANSI-accredited developer of shelving systems and work platforms, the Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) promotes the safe design and use of these crucial infrastructure components across the material handling industry. To that end, the SMA, led by Chairman Kevin O’Neill of MHI member Steele Solutions and Engineering Committee Chairman Arlin Keck of MHI member Steel King Industries, will complete ...

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‘The Perfect Something!” MHI Announces Winners of 2021 MHI Innovation Awards 

The companies that earn a spot in the list of finalists for the MHI Innovation Awards go through a rigorous vetting process by the judges. But, it isn’t just the companies on that list that consider themselves winners. One of the judges in this year’s panel of eight spoke to the value of the Innovation Awards for everyone involved when ...

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Aligning Sophisticated Tools in the Use of Lifting Devices

At their essence, electrification and machine controlling devices are about safety in industrial handling. Solutions in the field serve to make the workplace safer in every major manufacturing and distribution sector. Today, the central safety question the field faces is how to properly introduce increasingly sophisticated technological tools and to ensure they are aligned with each other in the operation ...

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Making the Protective Guarding Buyer’s Discovery Process Easier

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) member companies have been busy. The leaders from across the industry have been regularly reviewing and discussing the latest technology and its impact on their day-to-day operations. With this in mind, ProGMA recently announced the launch of Protective Guarding Search Tool, which will streamline the protective guarding purchaser’s buying process when it comes to ...

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Q4 2020 MHI Solutions

The Q4 2020 Issue of MHI Solutions takes a deep dive into a subject that has always been a priority in our industry, but has seen added layers over the past year: Safety. These additional layers of safety and health protocols are necessary to ensure worker safety continues to be a top priority during the pandemic.  Leading firms are accepting ...

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