If you think running your warehousing business is hard, think about what it’s like for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They’re tasked with making sure every worker in the country, warehouse or otherwise, is as safe as possible. It’s a tough job, and one that can cause a lot of sleepless nights.
Safety in the workplace requires strong policies, observant workers, and knowledgeable management. It also requires the right tools and equipment to supplement these policies and to enable better protections for workers and management alike.
Remember when we lived in a world where people just went out and did things? When it was no big deal to walk up to a colleague and have a chat? When we didn’t constantly think about masks and touching surfaces?
The manufacturing industry faces a unique set of hazards – in fact, it’s one of the top five most hazardous industries for workers.
Most people think of maintenance as putting out fires. But if maintenance is done right, it can actually help prevent fires (literally and figuratively).
Did you know that preventative maintenance can result in up to a 545% return on your investment? Such a return is hard to ignore, especially for businesses who rely on machines and equipment to operate without interruption.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) are changing the way manufacturing plants operate. Manufacturing equipment is expensive to purchase and operate, and can quickly dip into your profits when it breaks. Even a brief period of unexpected downtime can push your production schedule far behind, not to mention the costs of decreased employee productivity while a machine is out of order.
You could have the most expensive, advanced machines on the market, but no piece of equipment will get you results if it doesn’t work.