Educating employees about how to properly lift a pallet can decrease workplace injuries.

How to Properly Lift a Pallet

Employees working in warehouses and manufacturing plants are particularly prone to injuries. In fact, a survey report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2019 ranked manufacturing and warehousing among the top five private sectors reporting nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses.  A typical reusable wood block pallet weighs 75 to 80 pounds and…

Traceability in the food supply chain helps contain foodborne pathogens.

Traceability in the Food Supply Chain: Why Tracking Food Is Important and How to Do It

According to a May 1, 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. is failing to contain foodborne pathogens. While incidences of infection for Salmonella typhimurium declined, infection rates for other salmonella serotypes, as well as Listeria and Shigella, remained unchanged in 2019. The number of reported foodborne illnesses caused by all…

Cold chain shipping loss in pharmaceuticals is a serious problem that better tracking can help.

Reducing Cold Chain Shipping Loss in Pharmaceuticals

Temperature excursion, or the deviation from safe handling and transport practices, is a major concern for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Understanding the most common reasons for temperature excursion arms supply chain managers with the knowledge needed to implement processes and tools that limit the risk of improper handling and prevent cold chain shipping losses in pharmaceuticals. ​Factors…