• Food Safety Material Handling Tips

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    Food Safety Material Handling Tips

    The American food industry is enormous. It takes a lot to feed American consumers safely. Food is the one common denominator 330 million of us have. Every day, we dine on food to stay healthy and enjoy life. To do that, it’s critical we safely handle our food supplies as well as protect our food-handling workers.

    According to the United States Food and Drug Agency (FDA), over 48 million Americans fall ill after consuming tainted foods. FDA statistics say 1 in 6 U.S. citizens get sick every year from bad food products. The agency reports 128,000 are severely impacted annually and end up hospitalized from some form of food poisoning. Sadly, 3,000 of these innocent people die after ingesting dangerous food.

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  • Pallet Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Pallets for Your Business

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    Pallet Buying Guide

    Effective material handling is a crucial component for shipping and storage businesses. This massive industry serves American and international needs to get goods from point A to point B. It’s vital to maximize product flow in a safe and regulatory-compliant manner while maintaining cost-effectiveness. At the core of this process sits the lowly pallet.

    If you’re in the material handling business, you know just how important pallets are. It’s not just having a stock of readily available pallets. You need constant access to the right pallets for your business. That could be good, old wooden pallets that have been around for a century. Or, you might need more modern pallets made from plastic, aluminum, steel, wire mesh or presswood.

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  • How Freezer Spacers Save Energy and Money

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    How Freezer Spacers Save Energy and Money

    The cold storage and freezer warehouse industry is one of the largest commercial electrical energy users in the United States. A study on energy-efficiency solutions by the Southern California Edison Electric Company found cold storage companies spent more than 70 percent of their monthly electrical costs on running refrigeration and freezer units. Typically, the industry consumes between 40 and 60 kilowatt-hours per square foot of floor space each year — that’s a lot of electrical energy.

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  • Warehouse Layout to Maximize Efficiency

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    Efficient warehouses are an integral part of any supply chain — but despite their importance, not all of them are up to standards.

    It's estimated that more than 40 percent of small businesses use manual inventory tracking or don't track their inventory at all. Fewer than 30 percent of managers believe having an efficient warehouse will help to drive business growth.

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  • Protecting Warehouse Infrastructure With Safety Guards and Barriers

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    Warehouses are large and active environments. As a warehouse owner or manager, you’re responsible for a busy workplace filled with complex infrastructure and numerous employees. Your responsibilities include receiving, storing and distributing high-volume products on time. You have to balance priorities by staying on time and remaining within budget. You’re also responsible for your workers’ safety and protecting your valuable equipment.

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  • Handy Warehouse Safety Tips

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    Warehouse Safety Tips

    Safety is extremely important in every workplace. Your warehouse work environment is no different from any commercial or industrial site where safety hazards are ever present. Minimizing risks and preventing accidents are paramount for warehouse managers. It’s also your workers’ duty to identify potential risk and then strive towards improving workplace safety.

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  • Tips for Reducing Product Damage in Your Warehouse

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    Reducing Warehouse Product Damage

    Inventory damage is a huge issue in the warehouse business. Product damage accounts for significant revenue loss for everyone involved in the storage and transportation industry. Each year, American business all across the supply chain suffer untold losses resulting from crushed, broken, bent and defective goods. Much of it can be prevented.

    Unnecessary loss is frustrating for owners and managers who compete in tight markets. They’re responsible for bottom lines and the financial health of their companies. You might think damaged products are inevitable and part of the cost of doing business. Unfortunately, no matter how well-managed a company is, that statement is somewhat true. Accidents happen, but you can greatly reduce the rate and severity of workplace mishaps that damage inventory and sometimes injure workers.

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  • Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Containers for Your Warehouse

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    Choosing the Right Containers for Your Warehouse

    Running a smooth warehouse operation requires constant flexibility and creativity when it comes to inventory management solutions. One of the biggest problems warehouses face is how they can efficiently organize and store their products. Choosing the right industrial storage container is critical for your warehouse workflow. Not only can containers organize and store your inventory, but they can also prevent product damage, worker injury and lost productivity time. Read on to learn more about the options for industrial storage containers and how to choose the right type and size of container for your business.

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  • Pallet Truck Safety Tips and Procedures

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    Wherever you find a loaded pallet, you’re likely to find a pallet truck close by to move it. Pallet trucks, or pallet jacks as they’re widely known, are used in nearly every industrial, warehouse, wholesale and even big-box retail facility across the nation. Countless American workers use these indispensable pieces of material handling equipment. Many pallet truck operators are very familiar and proficient with moving large loads with their pallet trucks, yet accidents still happen.

    Almost all pallet truck accidents are preventable. Although the contributing reasons for pallet jack mishaps vary, the root cause for most pallet truck accidents is human error. Unfortunately, pallet jack safety is something that’s often taken for granted in some businesses, and it’s here where the majority of incidents causing personal injury or property damage are highest. They don’t have to be.

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  • Roller Skid Buyer’s Guide

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    Roller Skids Buying Guide

    Roller skids make moving heavy loads much easier than struggling to slide or shove equipment, machinery and containers across a facility floor. No business that regularly moves large items should be without roller skids, but knowing what to purchase can be challenging for people who aren’t familiar with what roller skids are used for. If you’re wondering, “Should I buy roller skids?” then a roller skid buyer’s guide is a necessity.

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