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.
Is there a section in your facility that just constantly seems to generate problems? Or maybe it's a certain product in the warehouse that your maintenance team continuously needs to repair? When there's a consistent issue facing your facility, a facility manager's first instinct is to implement a solution to put a stop to it. But if the problem is larger than one off-the-shelf product can fix, in lieu of a complete redesign for that area of your facility, it's often tempting to have your team spin up a customized machine guarding solution and figure out a way to make it work.
But as with most quick fixes, in the long run it's best to get something done correctly from the get-go. Now, that doesn't have to mean complete redesign, but you should create a solution that's meant for asset protection, not one that's pieced together.
It’s almost here! MODEX 2016 is around the corner and we are beyond excited to see what this year brings to the table. The show will take place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from April 4th until the 7th and all the lively exhibitor booths will be ready for action, or at least McCue's Booth #3275 will be.