Safety

SAFER HANDLING: Is Your Ergonomics Program Good Enough?

“Manual material handling (MMH) continues to be the number one reason for workers compensation claims and lost time injuries,” noted Jim Galante, chairman of MHI’s Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE) Industry Group and director of business development for MHI member Southworth Products Corp. “The majority of these claims are lower and upper back related, which are the most expensive ...

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MODEX 2018

Futureproof your business at MODEX 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, April 9-12. Includes all the details you need to start mapping out your trip, and then some. Check out the list of exhibitors, the keynotes and some of the leading presenters, in addition to a full listing of the education sessions planned at MODEX 2018. Read More…

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SAFER HANDLING: Ergonomic Industrial Cart and Caster Solutions

When large amounts of materials must be moved within a facility, using industrial carts with casters is the preferred and ergonomically sound solution. By Jean Feingold— An industrial cart with casters is the right choice “in any situation where an operator needs to push/pull light to heavy loads of material or manually pick material where ergonomic stress points are susceptible ...

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MODEX Welcomes Inaugural Overhead Crane Safety Conference

Overhead crane safety tops the agenda as CMAA hosts its first safety conference at MODEX. By Brian Reaves— MODEX Welcomes The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with the Material Handling Industry (MHI), will host a one-day overhead crane safety-themed conference at next year’s MODEX show, which takes place 9-12 April 2018 at the Georgia ...

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SAFER HANDLING: Electric Chain Hoists

Electric Chain Hoists Are a Safe, Ergonomic Solutions for Load Movement in Industrial Facilities By Jean Feingold— Electric chain hoists have been mass produced since the early 1900s to lift and lower items in industrial facilities. Even for a relatively low-weight item, say 10 pounds, it is beneficial to use a hoist to prevent operator fatigue if the lifting process ...

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LIGHTENING PHYSICAL THERAPY LOADS

Gorbel’s Load Handling Technology Reimagined to Improve Patient Outcomes — By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications — After watching her daughter endure painful gait and balance rehabilitation during her recovery from a motorcycle accident in 2011, one of MHI member Gorbel’s employees approached President and CEO Brian Reh to suggest the company adapt its G-Force® overhead ...

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FORKLIFT REVOLUTION: SUSTAINABLE, EASIER TO MAINTAIN AND AUTONOMOUS

Revolutionary New Features and Trends in Lift Truck Design Are Benefitting the Supply Chains That Rely on Them By Greg Baer, MHI Director of Sales Even a casual browser passing through the lift truck exhibits at ProMat 2017 could clearly see that today’s load handlers are packing every bit as much technology as today’s consumer cars. And not just operator ...

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SAFER HANDLING

Turntables Reduce Worker Strain and Increase Productivity By Jean Feingold The constant moving required of workers engaged in manual material handling (MMH) can cause injury. One particularly stressful movement is reaching out or forward from the body while lifting. In fact, the likelihood of injury when reaching out is greater than when bending forward, noted Jim Galante of MHI member ...

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Workstation Crane Systems

Items often need to be moved within a factory or warehouse. When workers lift and carry them manually the work is hard and subjects workers to serious risk of injury. If the items are heavy, these tasks can take multiple workers. Now there is a faster, safer way to do this work by using workstation crane systems, also known as ...

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