As a responsible business owner or general manager, when investing in a new product for your store you probably do your research. When it comes to safety equipment, that research becomes even more important.
When you search for the definition of “bollard”, you’ll get many results. The simple answer, “a short, sturdy vertical post”; a more informative: a post that’s used to protect the perimeter of a store or building; or an even more descriptive: a post or barrier, surrounding retail storefronts, parking lots, and more that offers security and safety to protect patrons.
The easiest-to-install crash-tested bollard, CrashCore is now available for purchase! Over year-and-a-half of design and testing has proven that this product can protect storefronts from vehicle-into-building accidents by stopping stray vehicles dead in their tracks.
Your typical day consists of many things - customer concerns, budgets, employee overhead and inventory management, to name a few. Customer and employee safety also ranks high on your list of items to control, so you take measures to make your workplace safe and as free from accidents as possible.
As a health and safety professional, you know better than anyone how important it is to avoid incidents that can jeopardize an employee's physical wellness. Between the hard costs and the hidden soft costs of on-the-job injuries, your organization could end up deeply in the hole. Let's review some of the costs and the ways you can help employees avoid injuries in the first place.
Whatever its cause, a disconnect between frontline workers and office workers is a notorious challenge for warehouse and distribution center managers. But the challenge doesn't have to overwhelm you. Instead, you should see it as fuel for creating a more connected, transparent and open workplace that fosters cross-departmental communication.
Topics: Warehouse Tips
It's no secret that OSHA visits always get everyone whispering about what could go or has gone wrong. Fines are a real threat to a business that cares about both reputation and bottom line. But if the day-to-day operations of your facility are in order, and you know your standards, visits don't need to be the stress factor they so often are. How can you begin eliminating OSHA fines before your next visit?
When it comes to protecting your manufacturing facility and equipment from accidental damage and daily wear-and-tear, it's smarter to avoid myopic solutions. Though local steel barrier fabricators can provide an effective short-term damage and safety fix for your equipment, using steel for all of your preventative maintenance needs is no longer the most cost-effective or sustainable strategy.
Renovations are almost always coupled with downtime. It's hard to avoid. But true efficiency means you can make improvements without dragging down the business. You can build downtime avoidance into your plan, if you focus on warehouse space planning. Here's how to start limiting downtime right from the pre-planning phase.
When you conduct a risk assessment, you don't want the result to simply be that you've checked the box and done your duty. Instead, you want to engage employees, so that they are able to take charge and work both individually and as teams to promote risk avoidance in the facility.
Topics: risk assessment