Safety articles on Materials Handling

Worker pushing a hand truck with two boxes on it.
Materials Handling

Hand Truck Loading and Maneuvering Safety Precautions

While hand trucks can reduce risks associated with manual lifting, there are still safety precautions to follow when hand trucks are used for materials handling.

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Crane lifting some rolled material.
Materials Handling

Workplace Manual and Mechanical Material Handling Safety

Workers must be aware of both manual handling safety concerns and safe equipment operating techniques on the job.

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Two workers near a motorized pallet jack.
Materials Handling

Pallet Jacks: How to Make Swift Work of Heavy Loads Safely

Pallet jacks are essential in many manufacturing and distribution work environments, but all team members need to understand how to work with them safely.

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Warehouse with neatly stacked flooring planks.
Materials Handling

Prevent Workplace and Job Site Material Storage Hazards

Applying general safety principles can help reduce workplace and job site incidents involving the moving, handling, and storing of materials.

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Blue industrial drums stacked neatly on pallets three tiers high.
Materials Handling

Safety Precautions for Stacking Material Indoors and Outdoors

Material stacking safety begins with some basic guidelines that all workers should follow whether stacking manually or mechanically.

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