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The McCue Blog

If You Don’t Know Your Safety Barriers’ Stopping Power You're Being Joulish..

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Nov 19, 2020 9:35:32 AM

Safety Barriers in Warehouses, Distribution Centers, and Manufacturing Plants need to do two things:

  1. Stop a machine from going where it isn’t supposed to go
  2. Stop it in such a way that the person operating it remains as safe as possible.
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Topics: FlexCore Bollard, Material Handling, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, mccue corporation, Warehouse Tips, product damage, Facility Design, forklift safety tips, barriers, risk assessment, Flexcore Guardrail, Rated Bollard

Forklift Accident Statistics

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Oct 22, 2020 11:59:05 AM

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that a forklift is a dangerous piece of machinery. There are some pretty grim accident statistics to back up that notion. In reality, forklifts account for only 1% of all warehouse or factory accidents. But the accidents tend to be more serious than others, accounting for 10% of all physical injuries in those workplaces. 

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Topics: Material Handling, asset protection, Pedestrian Barrier, Safety, Facility Maintenance, Warehouse Tips, product damage, Facility Design, bollards, risk assessment, OSHA, Flexcore Guardrail

Have Your Safety Barriers Become Liabilities?

Posted by Ryan Kiick on Oct 8, 2020 9:15:00 AM

On recent site walks, our safety experts found plenty of examples where damaged steel barriers were no longer up to the job. Take a look below and if any of the pictures look familiar to you contact McCue to discuss ways to improve the safety and longevity of your barriers:

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Topics: Material Handling, asset protection, mccue corporation, Safety, Facility Maintenance, product damage, Facility Design, forklift safety tips, updating protective guarding, barriers, protective guarding, risk assessment, Flexcore Guardrail

Use Warehouse Space Planning to Limit Downtime During Renovations

Posted by Scott Tierny on Oct 3, 2017 2:02:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Warehouse Tips, Facility Design

Injury Prevention Shouldn't be at Odds with Distribution Volume

Posted by Roxanne Woodiwiss on Jun 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Improving safety at your facility can often seem to be at odds with managing efficiency and keeping up with distribution volume. When all of the various moving pieces start to turn a little faster, it stands to reason that employee safety inherently becomes an even greater concern. But it doesn't have to be that way! Here are few injury prevention practices you can use to protect employees and assets in your facility, without sacrificing efficiency.

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Topics: Pedestrian Barrier, signs, Safety, Facility Maintenance, Warehouse Tips, Facility Design

5 Facilities Engineering Challenges Every Engineer Will Face

Posted by Amanda Meltzer on May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Houston, we have a problem.

As an engineer, there might not be a worse phrase to hear. While you're likely not facing issues quite as complicated as a major technical problem on a spaceship thousands of miles away from earth, there's certain to be a host of problems you come across with each new build.

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Topics: Material Handling, Warehouse Tips, Facility Design