East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2015 -- Picking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA, brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping and profitability.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a manufacturer for 15 violations of agency standards at its warehouse, including three repeat violations for lockout/tagout issues. Experts shared that warehousing is a complex activity with many moving parts, many of them quite hazardous. More than 145,000 people work in over 7,000 warehouses in the United States. The fatality rate for the industry is higher than the national average for all industries. Injuries and deaths are caused by improper use of forklifts, material handling, inadequate or improper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Commonly cited OSHA standards in warehouse inspections include forklifts, electrical hazards, machine guarding, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, and portable fire extinguishers. According to OSHA, warehouses need a lockout/tagout program to prevent equipment from being accidentally energized during service and injuring employees. A site hazard assessment must be conducted to determine what PPE must be worn based on the hazards, then train employees on selection, use, and maintenance of protective gear. Picking and Packing personnel in distribution centers often require training in Spanish according to Jenny Carvajal, Bilingual Environmental, Health & Safety Advisor at U.S. Compliance Corp.
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Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.
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