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SAFETY IN THE RETAIL WORKPLACE

The retail environment may appear to be a relatively safe workplace (save the disgruntled shopper or two), and unlike a construction site or workplace that develops chemicals, a retail store doesn’t seem to pose any obvious threats. However, retail workers face everyday hazards, from trip-and-fall risks to back injuries resulting from lifting heavy boxes.With retailers [...]

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SETTING UP AN EFFICIENT HOME OFFICE

Working from home offers many unique advantages to working from an office. From the flexibility of setting your own schedule to eliminating the daily commute, working from home is a trend that is on the rise. However, working from home successfully requires creating an office space that will promote efficiency in the midst of a [...]

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SHIPPING BOXES

In today’s globalized environment, shipping supplies has never been more crucial—or more complex. With Americans buying goods from, and selling goods to, the rest of the world, high-quality shipping and receiving professionals are among the most important links in the supply chain. The numbers tell the story: the US Post office handles over a billion packages [...]

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FUTURE OF SHIPPING AND RECEIVING

In recent years, methods of handling materials in shipping and receiving have changed significantly. The adoption of equipment such as automatic sorting systems, robots, computer-directed trucks, and programmed data storage and retrieval systems has createdlargely automated operations. This automation, coupled with the use of hand-held barcode and RFID scanners has increased the productivity of shipping [...]

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SAFETY TOOLS

Give up? It’s not your lawyer, and it’s not a calculator. It’s the safety tool. Though nearly any business has to open a large volume of mail and packages during daily operations, toomany businesses allow employees to use bare razors, or food knives, to open boxes. This is a small mistake that leads to big [...]

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SAFETY PRODUCTS

Some workers, faced with a stiffly-wrapped package and no package opener in sight, will opt for brute force. They pull, push, pry, poke and tear on the flaps of the box, all to no avail. They yank on the loose end of the packing tape until it tears—or doesn’t tear. The use of teeth is not [...]

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SAFETY KNIFE MAKES FOR A SAFE CUT AT HOME AND AT WORKPLACE

Indeed, these versatile instruments, beloved of mail room supervisors, office managers, and shipping and receiving workers, are so broadly useful that some prefer the more general names “utility knife,” “safety cutter,” or at least “package opener.” Given the strides manufacturers have made in safety, perhaps “safety knife” or “safety cutter” makes the most sense. Many [...]

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SAFETY CUTTING BLADE

Given the strides manufacturers have made in safety, perhaps “safety knife” makes the most sense. Many of these little safety blades now feature in-handle safety cutting bladestorage, easy blade changeout, ergonomic handles, and automatically-retracting cutting blades, among other safety features. These innovations make safety knives useful for anyone who regularly deals with packaging – which [...]

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SAFE BOX CUTTER

A 12-inch fighting and safety box cutter, the Ka-Bar was first used by the U.S. Marines in World War II and has been carried into battle by Marines since. Originally designed as ahunting knife in the 1800s, the Ka-Bar reached popularity with soldiers who needed a safety cutter suited to trench warfare. Its final shape [...]

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MOVING SUPPLIES

Moving supplies and relocation can be an exciting time. It can also be a time fraught with worry and apprehension. Placing your entire life inside a bunch of moving boxes is no easy task. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Tackle some of the stress head-on with these tips on how to stay organized during [...]

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