Why Choose Quality?
Don’t compromise safety standards of your business!
The material handling industry plays a huge role in making day to day operations go smoothly for companies around the world. When purchasing material handling equipment and services, working with the right people makes all the difference. You need a company that meets industry standards in quality and service!
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth strict requirements and guidelines for health and safety compliance within the workplace. OSHA violations can result in thousands of dollars in hefty fines, road blocks for your business operations, and potential injuries to your employees and staff.
Violations Are Costly!
According to OSHA statistics, approximately 1023 citations totaling $1,796,626 in fines were assessed between October 2014 and September 2015, in the Warehousing and Storage industry alone! Making sure your facility, equipment, and materials meet regulations can save you and your business a fortune in fines and costs associated with bringing your facility up to code. Hiring an expert team of licensed professionals is the first step toward minimizing or eliminating OSHA violations.
Warehousing & Storage OSHA Violations – 2015
So Why Choose Quality?
Quality Material Handling has been in the industry since 1991 and understands the ins and outs of the business, and how to meet client expectations in everything from warehouse layout and design, detailed CAD drawings, pallet racking system installations, and permit processing and approvals. We only use premium steel for our products, and make sure the job gets done right!
What You Get With Quality:
❯ Expert permit preparation and submission – we get you approved!
❯ Detailed CAD drawings for your warehouse layouts and plans
❯ Experienced and knowledgeable installation team
❯ Dedicated support team to oversee progress and completion of your project
Expertise & Experience
With over 25 years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise you can trust to get the job done right the first time. We are licensed, insured, and certified specialists in the material handling industry, and as a well-established and growing company, our experience and expertise sets us ahead of our competitors.
Quality Products & Services
Our experience with warehouse systems and equipment helps us provide the best warehouse management solutions. We stand by the quality and durability of our products, and offer free consultations to figure out what you need to expand and/or maximize efficiency. From permit processing to installation & relocation, we do it all!
Exclusive Industry Knowledge
As experienced professionals in material handling and services, we make sure we do everything correctly in a timely manner. Our focus is to provide a one-stop-shop to make the process as easy as possible for our customers. Quality Material Handling is here to be your warehouse solution partner and help your business grow.
You Are Not Just a Client!
Clients find that our pride and joy as a company is to partner with and be there for them as they grow their business. We don’t look at clients and see dollar signs – we focus on relationships. We have many loyal clients that have become friends over the years. As a family-run company, the values we uphold in our relationships carry over into our work.
Beware of Substandard Products
Before selecting a company for your material handling needs, it’s highly recommended that you research reputable companies and products in the industry. It’s important to question the quality and reputation of any business before beginning your project. The biggest tell-tale sign of poorly manufactured material handling products and racking systems is a significantly cheaper price. Shop for quotes tailored to your specific needs, and understand what you should be paying. This will make it easy for your to spot the “too good to be true” offers out there.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, there were over 350 cases of injury or death specifically in the material handling industry! Your employees are at the core of your operations and success, and so making sure the materials and equipment in and around your facility are OSHA-compliant is the first step to ensuring their safety and success in the workplace.
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Have you updated the safety policies for your warehouse?
It has been a year since the lockdown first began in the US due to COVID-19. Since then, we have undergone so many changes in how we carry out our daily activities such as education, health and exercise, family gatherings and how we work. It is important to prepare your workplace for COVID-19. Below are some recommendations on how you can prepare and maintain a safe facility.
As a response to COVID-19 all business that returned to work should have updated their business strategies to include conducting safety checks, identifying hazards, and implementing new policies for social distancing depending to their state standards. Early on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) set safety requirements for the workplace to minimize preventable injury and death in the workplace. Regarding warehouse safety during COVID-19, OSHA issued recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. These recommendations were intended to help employers provide a safe and healthy workplace. The full Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 can be found here.
As an employer, it is important to be stay up to date with safety standards and be able to identify and address any potential hazards in the warehouse to maximize safety for the employees. The CDC presented an Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 which include the below recommendations:
- Conduct daily health checks.
- Conduct a hazard assessment of the workplace.
- Encourage employees to wear face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate.
- Implement policies and practices for social distancing.
- Improve the building ventilation system.
- Perform routine cleaning and disinfection.
- Communicate workplace policies clearly, frequently and via multiple methods.
- Provide trainings on safe work practices with focus on response to COVID-19
The following are some of the most important safety practices to consider implementing for a safer warehouse and maximum employee safety.
TO MAINTAIN A SAFE & HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT THE EMPLOYER SHOULD:
As a response to COVID-19, employers should actively encourage sick employees to stay home and ensure that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance and that employees are aware of these policies.
Social Distancing – According to the Guideline from the CDC, a company should establish policies and practices for social distancing including altering of workspaces to help workers and customers maintain social distancing. The company focus should be on finding ways on how to minimize contact among workers, clients, and customers. Barriers can be used to physically separate employees from each other and from customers, when possible. Here are some products that businesses can use to help maintain social distancing:
Separation barriers: These helps increase physical space between employees at the worksite. They are mobile to move with the employee as needed. There are ideal Contact us to find out how you can get Separation Barriers for your warehouse.
Driver Cages: These are physical barriers, such as partitions, that help maintain social distancing. Driver cages are a simple, cost eﬀective way of controlling access to your warehouse and/or prevent visiting personnel from unknowingly walking into active forklift traﬃc area. Many variations available to ensure complete safety without hindering operations. We will make driver cages customized for your warehouse. Contact us for more info.
If damages occur to any of your equipment, it should be reported immediately—even if it is only a minor impairment. A simple dent in a racking upright could end in a collapsed racking system later if it is not taken care of. Replace your damaged equipment as soon as possible to escape any further harm to your materials or employees. Find out how to protect your pallet uprights.
HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT FOR COVID-19?
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