Thursday, February 29, 2024

Materials Handling

Safety meetings related to handling materials either manually or with equipment

Handling 55 Gallon Drums Safely

In the typical workplace drums are used to store material, to ship it, to dispense it for use, and to store wastes. All these drums must be moved from time to time. Like most things, there's a right way to move a drum-and several wrong ways to do it. At least four serious injuries can occur if a drum is not handled safely.

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Mechanical Lifting Devices

The only safe lift is no lift! If you consider using means other than brute strength when moving material, products or even people in the case of health care, you can save yourself a great deal of pain and effort, and be more productive. The challenge is to lessen the stress on your back, by transferring that stress to equipment that lifts for you.

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Back Injuries

Reports indicate 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives, and fortunately, most will recover without requiring treatment within a couple of days. A small percentage will require surgical intervention and may suffer permanent disabilities.

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