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Lift, Push, Pull and Store: Strategies for Moving Everything Safely

11/29/23

Moving and storing inventory and maintenance materials is just one of many essential tasks in a warehouse or commercial facility. Whether you're pushing, pulling, climbing or storing, there's a right way and a safe way to get it done efficiently.

The material handling tips provided here can help reduce strain and improve personal safety while moving stock from here to there. You'll also find suggestions for the supplies you need to help manage your many material handling tasks more effectively.

Tips for Moving Stuff Around Safely and Efficiently

Pushing and Pulling Safely: 4 Tips to Prevent Cart-Handling Injuries and Back Pain

When you're pushing, pulling or turning a heavy cart to get it where it needs to be, your joints are subject to compression, torque and shearing forces. Here are some tips for moving carts safely.

Top 3 Loading Dock Installation Mistakes to Avoid

In recent decades, concerns about safety and efficiency have fueled advancements in loading dock design. Here are some tips for avoiding mistakes that can impact loading dock safety.

Storage for Your Storage: Organizational Best Practices

Just like with too many cooks in the kitchen, over-organizing can be a hindrance instead of a help.

Tips for Warehouse Organization

Optimizing your warehouse’s organization is an absolute must. These four tips can help you make the most of your distribution center’s capacity. 

Forklift Safety Training Guide

Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) are more commonly known as pallet trucks, rider trucks, forklifts or lift trucks. There are many different types, each with their own particular hazards. Here are some tips for operator safety.

Ladder Safety Tips and Best Practices

Not following proper protocol when using ladders can result in workplace injuries. Here is some guidance for proper ladder safety.

Using Loading Dock Technology And Automation For Safety Management

Recent technological developments and automation may help reduce safety mistakes on loading docks. Here are four loading dock technology options and how they work.

The Advantages of Shrink Wrapping

Shrink wrap is a plastic film that can be wrapped around just about anything and then heated it to create a tight-fitting, self-sealed package. Here are some practical applications for shrink wrap.

Choose the Right Supplies for the Job

4 Steps for Choosing the Right Ladder

Choosing the right ladder for the job can be simple if you follow these four steps.

Hand Truck, Cart or Dolly? How to Choose the Right One

Each of these transporting equipment types are designed for specific purposes. Know the differences so you can choose the best option. 

Types of Casters & Wheel Guide

Casters support and make it easy to maneuver carts, racks, dollies and other equipment. Here's some help figuring out what type of caster will meet your needs.

Guide to Choosing the Right Hoist

Hoists are used to lift heavy things and hold them in place. Some hoists are also useful for pulling and tensioning. Here's a breakdown of the different types of hoists.

Choosing the Right Winch: Pulling, Lifting and More

Winches pull heavy loads over a level surface or up a slight incline. Some winches can also handle lifting tasks, so they can double as hoists. Here's a look at the different types of winches.

Hand Truck Selection Chart

Choosing the right hand truck to depends on the load. While basic hand trucks can move boxes, bins and crates, specialized hand trucks can be used to move furniture, appliances and unusually shaped items. Here's a look at the different types of hand trucks.

Move it Safely and with Ease

Multipurpose Ladders

Multipurpose Ladders

Rolling Ladders

Rolling Ladders

Personnel Lifts

Personnel Lifts

Scaffolding

Scaffolding

Carts & Trucks

Carts & Trucks

Casters & Wheels

Casters & Wheels

Hand Trucks

Hand Trucks

Pallet Jacks & Container Tilters

Pallet Jacks & Container Tilters

Electric Hoists

Electric Hoists

Manual Hoists & Pullers

Manual Hoists & Pullers

Air Hoists & Balancers

Air Hoists & Balancers

Trolleys for Hoists

Trolleys for Hoists

Wheel Chocks and Accessories

Wheel Chocks and Accessories

Steel Folding Gate Doors

Steel Folding Gate Doors

Dock Barricades

Dock Barricades

Pallets

Pallets

The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.