Lifting objects or manually handling materials puts workers at risk for back injuries. More than 111,000 such injuries requiring days away from work were recorded in 2017, according to Injury Facts, an online database created by the National Safety Council.
The 3A-HD-BHDL is a fully automatic and mechanical
below hook attachment that can be used to lift 55-gallon
drums for placement to or from many containment devices,
scales, pallets or similar handling requirements.
Richmond, VA — The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has issued a hazard alert warning of the potential dangers of unsafe materials handling and storage in the beverage distribution and retail industry.
The Dual Force Vac Drum Pump is a convenient and versatile solution for liquid material handling and spill cleanup. This proven two-way, air-powered drum pump can fill or discharge a 55-gallon drum in only two minutes with no moving parts and no shock hazard.
Hartford, CT – Injuries related to material handling account for nearly one-third of total workers’ compensation claims, while strains and sprains are the most common type of work-related injury, according to a report from insurance provider Travelers Companies.
Rigging – when workers prepare equipment to be lifted by cranes, hoists or other material-handling machinery – is a common work process on shipyard and construction sites, among others. Performing rigging operations safely is critical.
Montreal – Scientific research organization IRSST has released a free online resource intended to help identify workplace musculoskeletal disorder risks and avoid injuries related to material handling.