Safe lifting and handling is an integral part of the food and beverage industry. Unfortunately, this tends to be a key source of injuries in the workplace. Implementing a healthy and safe procedure in your facility goes far past meeting government standards and laws, as it has a major impact on your business. TAWI has years of experience with helping companies in the food and beverage industry make their procedures as ergonomic, safe, and sanitary as possible, as well as improving the health of both the employees and the operations in the process.
Health, Safety & Ergonomics
Ergonomic material handling results in less work-related injuries and improved health & safety among employees. In addition, ergonomic material handling can increase the overall productivity and efficiency of the workflow. Safe material handling is essential in the pharma and chemical industry especially when having to meet certain criteria for operating in a Cleanroom or Explosion Proof facility.
Having access to the best possible lifting equipment will greatly benefit staff health and productivity in any warehousing or manufacturing setting. The challenge lies in selecting the right equipment, which often involves a complex selection process and a considerable investment. No two facilities are alike in terms of size, layout or material handling requirements. This article takes aim at being a practical primer to get you started in the selection process – and an overview of what types of equipment is best suited for or can be adapted to suit specific tasks.
Logistics, warehousing, manufacturing – and other industries where material handling plays a prominent part – unfortunately ranks among the most dangerous in terms of non-fatal injuries and illnesses.
Safety is one of the main reasons for investing in vacuum lifting equipment. Compared to manual handling, vacuum lifting is not only much more efficient – it also reduces or even eliminates many of the short-term and long-term health risks. With a vacuum lift, anyone can handle heavy loads without effort and in ergonomically correct positions. However, as with any material handling solution, it is important that the equipment is properly maintained and that the operator knows how to safely use it. This article is not a substitute for adequate training in vacuum lifting. It is intended as a brief overview of some of the important safety principles.
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