As we have written about previously, KABTech showcased our modular product storage solutions for office and manufacturing unit needs during last month’s supply chain expo, Modex.
During the show, KABTech took the time to connect with some of the industry’s leading innovators, including SpaceGuard, Pflow, Lista, Vidmar, Cubic Designs, and Steel Solutions, among others. To get a sense of how they are prioritizing safety in the workplace, we posed the following question:
What are some of the key trends/ways you see organizations shape safety in the workplace this year?
The following is a collection of responses from industry experts:
Chuck Cobb, National Sales Manager
“At PFlow we are safety driven and have always been the leader in our industry. All of our lifts have security enclosures around them that meet the ASME B20.1 safety code. We guarantee our lifts will meet the required elevator licensing and permitting in every state. That has always been paramount for PFlow to be at the top and a leader in safety.
One of the challenges we face is a lot of the states are requiring different codes that are requiring elevator-type requirements (ex: elevator installers, permitting and inspections). One state, in particular, we are required to use retiring cam interlocks where it was not required in any other state.
Numerous individuals are utilizing full height enclosures. The benefit to these enclosures is that they exceed maximum security and excel above the standards.”
Craig McCoy, Regional Sales Manager
“Safety involves putting the right things in the right places (i.e., not putting dangerous or heavy items too high without the appropriate mechanism to retrieve or store them). It is about keeping employees’ feet on the ground, so to speak. We used to sell a lot of mezzanines and stairs to go up, but many companies do not want to use stairs anymore because people fall.
It sounds simple, but basic safety involves staying on the ground, being safe, avoiding climbing stairs and rolling ladders, etc. Those are probably the safety areas we get involved with the most.”
Shannon Salchert, Marketing Coordinator
“We design structures that need to be safe for people. Based on surveys that we do every year, we see safety as the number one thing people look at for our product. So we design for capacity loads, and we do not over-design anything.
One of the biggest things for us is making sure people use our products the right way. So, in other words, they would not say ‘I am going to put this equipment on