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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

Different Types of Bollards

Posted by Julia Donigian on Apr 10, 2019 10:11:15 AM

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.

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Topics: Safety, bollards, risk assessment, Rated Bollard

What are bollards and why do I need them?

Posted by Julia Donigian on Mar 19, 2019 3:54:30 PM

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. 

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Topics: Safety, bollards, risk assessment, Rated Bollard

Storefront Crashes & How to Prevent Them

Posted by Thomas Ustach on Feb 11, 2019 2:25:00 PM

 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.

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Topics: Safety, bollards, risk assessment, Rated Bollard

Crafting Your Facility Risk Assessment Presentation to Get Results

Posted by Valery Miranda on Sep 28, 2017 10:41:00 AM

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.

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Topics: risk assessment