Electric vehicles are most commonly advertised as passenger vehicles, designed to help the average commuter reduce their carbon footprint and pay less at the pump. But they're making their way into the commercial sector in the form of heavy equipment electric vehicles. How are EVs changing material handling?
As a standard part of virtually every project, foundation work may not stand out to crews as particularly risky — and that can be dangerous. Concrete construction hazards are both common and severe, so they deserve your attention.
Following best practices for chainsaw safety is essential for keeping your team members safe. Using a chainsaw has inherent risks. However, when people know how to operate a chainsaw safely, their productivity will rise, and you’ll reduce the potential for injury. Here are some vital tips for safe chainsaw usage.
Loading docks are a key part of any warehouse or factory that regularly moves products in and out of the facility. The perpetual movement of people, equipment, and merchandise through these spaces can create a dangerous environment for staff and visitors. What does it take to design a safe and efficient loading dock?
How do employers monitor the health and safety of personnel without encroaching on their privacy and productivity? What’s more, how do you ensure they’re wearing the proper protective gear at all times and also check that they’re utilizing safety protocols and utilities appropriately? The answer lies with wearable devices.
Cybersecurity is one of the most crucial workplace safety considerations today. As businesses implement more digital technologies, cyberattacks become more likely and potentially damaging. This trend is particularly concerning for critical infrastructure.
Manufacturing employees often work near significant hazards, like heavy equipment, potentially dangerous chemicals and electricity. Safety has come a long way over the past few decades, but businesses can always do more to protect their workers.
Growing productivity has come with an increasing waste problem for manufacturing and heavy industry. The industrial sector produces more garbage than ever, and the task of disposing of it is often difficult, unsafe and inefficient. Failing to manage refuse properly can also come with significant consequences — fines, environmental damage and long-term health problems.