Tag: Workplace Safety

SafetyStandards

Understanding Hoist Duty Service Classifications

To ensure the safety and efficiency of an overhead lifting operation, it is crucial that the design of the hoist used to connect a load to an overhead crane, monorail, or workstation crane matches the specific needs of the application. ...
Efficiency & ProductivityTechnology

Adding Switches, Curves To Monorails Increases Material Movement Flexibility

While many companies use monorails to move workpieces, products, or other loads from point A to point B, applications that require more flexibility can have curves and switches integrated into the system. Curves allow for direction changes to avoid obstacles ...
GuidelinesSafety

How Overhead Lifting Solutions Improve Safety

Overhead lifting solutions — including cranes, hoists, monorails, and workstation cranes — not only improve the efficiency and productivity of an operation, they also offer significant workplace safety advantages. These benefits are outlined in a recent article in MHI Solutions magazine, ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Training, Certification Programs Keep Overhead Lifting Environments Safe While Maximizing ...

To ensure the safest and most productive working environment, ongoing training on proper use of all equipment is a must. The same rule applies to overhead handling systems. Employees who are properly trained and certified to operate and repair cranes, ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Keep Your Distance! How Load Controls Keep Employees Safe During ...

Lifting loads is just one third of the function of cranes, hoists and monorails deployed in manufacturing and distribution facilities. Equally important are the safe maneuvering and precise placement of the load once it’s up in the air. That’s why ...
SafetyWhy Overhead

Three Ways Overhead Handling Technologies Protect Employees

Keeping employees safe on the job in manufacturing and distribution operations is the top priority of every operation. Yet one of the most common reasons for workers’ compensation claims are back injuries—including those associated with repetitive lifting of light loads. ...