BEB Industrial Asset Management

Practice Safety with More than Just Equipment

While here at BEB we focus mostly on the equipment side of material handling safety, we know that there are a lot of other areas of safety that impact you facilities and employees on a daily basis.  Today, we are going to talk about work-related musculoskeletal injuries resulting from over exertion and repetitive movements and what can be done to address and help prevent them.

warehouse workers in front of forkliftIt’s true, these types of injuries don’t seem to get as much press as the more horrific injuries seen when man (or woman) meetings equipment or machines.  However, we are seeing a little more than one in every five claims during research conducted by the SHARP Program, leading one to conclude these types of injuries actually DO need some attention.


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Forklift Safety Culture Starts at the Top

Forklift accidentYou hear it all the time, I never thought it would happen to me.  I never thought I would be the victim of a robbery, I never thought my home would flood or catch fire.  I never thought that I would be faced with a giant fine from OSHA because we allowed operators to use forklifts deemed as non-compliant by OSHA stands.  Because we didn’t practice the forklift safety that we should, because all we invested in was a DVD that doesn’t speak directly to our needs.

But now, unfortunately, that time has arrived.  Safety begins at the top, and we are now going to discuss some of the things that safety, operations and logistics professionals can implement to change the behavior of employees as it relates to

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