East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2015 -- Pcdata USA reported distribution center (DC) personnel have various areas of potential hazards. Manual lifting and handling includes picking and packing; companies must provide ergonomics awareness training. Workers must be trained in proper lifting and explore effective tools which minimize the need for lifting by using engineering controls, adjusting work practices, and providing hand trucks and other material handling aids.
Distribution centers must provide hazard communication which includes maintaining a safety data sheet for each hazardous chemical to which workers are exposed. Employees must be trained regarding the risks of all stored chemicals, provide spill cleanup kits, develop and implement a written spill control plan, and store chemicals safely and securely away from forklift traffic areas.
Small warehouse safety improvements yield significant benefits. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations for reducing ergonomic risk factors improve the morale and productivity among distribution center employees. When controls are implemented such as adjusting shelf height for efficient picking and packing, safety is improved. Reducing the depth of shelving, raising loading heights, and evaluating the flow and volume of orders, ensures faster-moving products are placed on more accessible shelves; a safer and more ergonomic distribution center is the result.
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Pcdata USA will exhibit at the upcoming 11th Annual GBMP Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference from September 29-30, 2015 in Springfield, MA.
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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. Unlike implementation products, the easy installation solution is resulting in huge product growth throughout North America. The omni-channel, e-commerce customer wants the right product delivered every time and usually within a few days; increasingly the next day…even the same day ordered.
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