Checking and Sorting

Common issues Constant bending to check orders Lifting, walking, carrying to sort orders Checking incoming materials often is done on the floor, which then usually requires bend [...]

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Truck Load/Unload

Background Many of the tasks related to shipping and receiving are now performed with equipment such as forklift trucks and and involve little physical strain on employees. However, in instances wh [...]

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Warehouse/Distribution Center Knowledgebase

The system of distribution centers in North America is an unsung marvel of modern technology. When a customer orders a product, it is often removed from racks, packed, and ready for shipping within an [...]

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The maintenance shop

  Topics Workbench height Storage Chairs/creepers Tilters and trunnions Adjustable height Background Normally, the workbenches and machines in main [...]

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Ease-of-maintenance knowledgebase

Access panels importance doors, hinges, and quick releases arms wheels   Access platforms decks and catwalks permanent step platforms  scaffolding m [...]

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Machine-operator knowledgebase

This category refers to production machines of all types, but with particular emphasis on metalworking machine tools. The category includes both large stand-alone machines as well as smaller bench-top [...]

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Hand tools knowledgebase

Grip design diameter precision vs. power length friction surface grip angle pressure points   Weight and balance pros and cons center of gravity [...]

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Block and Paver Lifts

Several unique devices have been developed for handling blocks and pavers. These devices may also be suitable for other types of loads in general industry. Hand grips Hand grips (www.p [...]

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Vacuum Hoists

Before: Difficult despite two people After: Easier with just one person Background Vacuum technology has developed dramatically in recent years, providing [...]

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Picking – Bins

Background Bins are similar to racks, but hold smaller items, often picked individually and not by the carton. Usually the items in bins are not as heavy as those in racks, so back and shoulder stra [...]

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