According to Manufacturing.net, one way to help reduce cost and improve efficiency is using material handling equipment instead of physical labor. Not only does this help keep your workforce healthy, but you may also notice you’re able to move around a lot more inventory at a time using fewer trips. Because you’re able to stack more inventory together to move in on material handling equipment, you can move more at a quicker pace.
Environment, Health and Safety reports that a worker should lift no more than 50 pounds at a time. If you need help lifting bigger inventory onto material handling equipment, ask coworkers to help ease the burden. If you’re able to slide the material handling equipment underneath the inventory and lift that way, it could be easier on the body.
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