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Archive for November, 2014

Understanding OSHA’s Battery Room Safety Regulations and Procedures

Forklift battery lifter

The lift truck battery room is an area that sees everyday handling of batteries that weigh about 2,000 pounds each and contain highly dangerous chemicals. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency, better known as OSHA, has established a thorough list of safety regulations that each warehouse must follow in their battery rooms.

When OSHA violations can cost warehouses as much as $70,000 in fines, there is no excuse to not follow the agency’s regulations when monitoring battery room management — as the forklift battery washing and changing area is perhaps the most hazardous area of any warehouse.

Here are the three most important rules and regulations that OSHA has for optimal lift truck battery room safety:

Maintain battery room ventilation

Each forkl

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What You Should Consider When Designing a Sign for Your Business

Business signs online

Would you be surprised to learn that, according to the United States Small Business Administration, signs are the most cost-effective form of advertising out there? That’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider how much commerce has been moving away from the physical world and into the digital world.

A well designed sign for your business, whether it’s an outdoor LED sign or something a little lower tech, can help your company stick in the minds of potential customers. A sign with catchy features and great placement can provide your business with exposure around the clock. Every person who ever walks or drives by your business will have a chance to see your sign, and every one of those chances co

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What You Need to Know About Worm Gears

Bevel gear manufacturer

Looking to buy gears? Have you considered looking directly at worm gear manufacturers or other gear manufacturers? One of the benefits of doing so is that worm gear manufacturers are the expert in their field. Because they work so closely with their product, they can answer almost any question you might have about how their product works or what it would work best with. They usually have a larger selection than regular retailers and can generally offer a better price. Worm gear manufacturers also usually sell other types of gears you may be looking for, such as worm gears, spur gears, and bevel gears.

Did you also know that gears are one of the oldest methods of transmitting motion? With th

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Why Were Cooling Towers to Blame for Portugal’s Legionnaire’s Outbreak?

Delta cooling towers

Industrial cooling towers may seem pretty straightforward and harmless, serving the helpful purpose of cooling the fluid that results from industrial processes. And for the most part, this is the case. But without proper maintenance, industrial cooling towers do have the potential to cause harm, as we’ve seen recently in the news.

This month, Portugal has fallen victim to one of the largest outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease in history, with eight dead and over 200 infected. It has since been discovered that the source of this outbreak was industrial cooling towers at a local fertilizer plant. Adubos de Portugal, a unit of Spanish company Fertiberia, in the affected area of Vila Fra

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Punch Up Your On Premise Advertising With These Three Easy Tips

Led business signs

Believe it or not, one of the least expensive forms of advertising out there is signage. Since signs advertise every day without any additional effort after the installation, so the price per exposure is pretty low, especially when compared with other forms of advertising. The thing is, you can’t just throw up some signs and expect them to work. Here are three ways to effectively punch up your on premise advertising.

1. Add Point of Sale Signs
A really effective way to punch up your on premise advertising is to add point of sale signs. Point of sale signs are located, as you might have guess, at points of sale, which encourages people to make impulse buys. People waiting in a line are more likely to buy something on impulse if something is right in front of them. Adding impulse display

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