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Tips For Ordering and Fulfillment of Material Handling Equipment

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What is Order Fulfillment?

Order fulfillment is the process of obtaining products and delivering them to clients on time to meet their schedule.

Receiving and classifying inventory are the first steps in the process, which concludes with dispatching orders or handling return transactions.

Efficient order fulfillment procedures contribute to precision and efficiency in your warehouse.

In the United States, two of the main reasons why customers become frustrated are slowness and accuracy of deliveries.  A streamlined order fulfillment process in the warehouse is the key to winning over clients and exceeding their expectations.

Important things you should know about order fulfillment—types, the detailed procedure, best practices, and more are included in the following information…

Four Methods of Order Fulfillment and Completion

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The ideal kind of order fulfillment for your company will vary depending on things like volume, industry, and budget. The four most typical kinds are as follows:


When using the dropshipping approach, you have to rely on an outside supplier to handle your inventory management and supply of goods.

These are the functions of dropshipping:

Orders are placed by customers. Your supplier receives the order data from your warehouse operator. Your supplier ships the product to your customer directly to fulfill the order.

Although dropshipping is popular with startups, major firms also employ this strategy. For example, third-party suppliers are permitted to use dropshipping by the massive online retailer Amazon for fulfilling consumer orders.

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In-house Order Fulfillment

Using your own staff to oversee the order fulfillment process from beginning to end gives you complete control over your business when you handle order fulfillment in-house.

For tiny startups, where orders are usually placed in modest amounts, this approach works effectively. Although economical, this approach may require a lot of time.

But, in order to handle a larger operation, you can switch to hybrid order fulfillment or even outsourced order fulfillment if your startup grows into a larger business. (As hard as it may be to believe, this is how Amazon got its start!)

Outsourced Order Fulfillment 

A third-party or contract logistics (3PL) provider handles order fulfillment that is outsourced.

This approach is particularly helpful in situations where you are short on storage space or skilled labor.

The distinction between dropshipping and the outsourced technique is that the former involves controlling inventories through vendors, while the latter involves your logistics partner.

Hybrid Order Fulfillment

Hybrid order fulfillment, as the name suggests, combines internal operations with outsourcing to a logistical partner.  This type of order fulfillment may be the best option for you if your business is experiencing abrupt and rapid development or if you need more flexibility with your order fulfillment process.

This approach is most effective for businesses that:

  • Sell pricey or huge things that cannot be stored in-house
  • Offer customized items that must be pre-assembled in-house
  • Sell slow-moving (“C” product) items.

Order Fulfillment Best Practices

Here are some recommended practices you should implement to speed up the order fulfillment process now that you understand how it operates.

Automate The Process

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Material Handling Automation

Human mistakes can occur during manual operations, such as selecting the incorrect item or misreading a packing slip, which can cause disruptions to your order fulfillment process.  The answer… Putting procedures in your warehouse to automate the process.

To make your order fulfillment procedure automated:

  • To avoid mispicks, use automated order picking systems.
  • Use automated storage options to expedite selection and arrange inventory.

Cut Down on Travel Time

The travel time of your warehouse operator is crucial to the order fulfillment procedure. The method becomes less effective the more time they spend moving throughout the warehouse.  In order to cut down on travel time, consider the following:

  • Utilizing picking aids like pick-to-light or voice-assisted picking systems; automating material handling with conveyor belts and automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
  • Batch picking for slow-moving goods
  • Storing fast-moving items close to shipping work area
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Streamline the Process of Inventory Management

You can satisfy client requests, control expenses, and minimize stockouts by keeping an accurate eye on your inventory.  To handle your inventory more effectively:



  • Use a warehouse management system to manage and monitor the location and movement of inventory within your warehouse
  • Track employee activity and restrict access to high-value inventory
  • Keep an eye on fast-moving items and replenish them when inventory is low
  • Conduct regular inventory counts to ensure accuracy.

Maintain Organization in Your Warehouse

The secret to a successful order fulfillment process is organization. To set up your warehouse:

  • Utilize labels and signs
  • Group inventory using totes, bins, and dividers
  • Arrange warehouse inventory according to demand, placing hot-ticket items at the front and least popular items at the back
  • Install an automated storage system to maximize floor space while maintaining the security and safety of your inventory

Enhance Your Process for Handling Returns

Find ways to increase customer satisfaction through improved returns management procedures and recycle inventory.  To enhance your procedure for managing returns:

  • Create a quality control team to receive, examine, and test returned goods
  • Monitor all exchanges, refunds, and returns using your point of sale (POS) system
  • Create a return policy stating that all returns must be made within a certain amount of time
  • Examine return data to monitor and evaluate consumer behavior


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Provide Expeditious Delivery Schedules

According to research, 45% of internet customers make purchases from companies that list expected delivery periods up front.  Meeting your consumers’ expectations requires informing them about their package, regardless of supply constraints or seasonal demand.  In order to uphold shipping and delivery transparency:

  • Give an expected time frame for shipping after checkout
  • Give your client an order tracking link as soon as it becomes available
  • If there is a delay, email the customer as soon as you can to apologize and provide an updated delivery window


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We are grateful to all of our amazing customers who have put their faith in us for their material handling needs.  As a result, our relationship inspires us to work that much harder to satisfy your specific product needs.

To that end, along with our devoted service, we offer this special business guidance when searching for material handling solutions.

Tips For Purchasing Material Handling Equipment

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  • When purchasing any equipment, make sure to always check for accuracy, dependability, and positive displacement. Remember to create an equipment budget outline, so you can stay focused and keep track of the amount of money you want to spend.
  • Because of intense market competition, manufacturers and distributors have become very competitive in pricing. As a result, these companies now offer material handling equipment online. Online product marketing and sales benefit both manufacturers/distributors and consumers. On the web, you may purchase a variety of goods and services at reasonable prices. The internet takes the lead in giving products the most exposure possible in international markets. Online retailers provide you with accurate and precise details about equipment, including assortment, features, price, size, and specifications. As a result, you can improve your decision to purchase.

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  • When buying material handling machinery, make certain the machine you are buying has all the characteristics and features you need from a handling tool or machine. Above all, the most vital features to consider when buying an instrument are positive displacement, precision, and dependability.
  • Examining the available suppliers is another crucial step when purchasing equipment, because the cost of the machines differs depending on the provider.
  • There are several advantages to using secondhand or used equipment as it relates to cost, delivery, and availability. As a result, a lot of us choose secondhand goods over brand-new ones. It is always important to get old handling equipment from a reliable vendor. Since there is some risk associated with purchasing older goods, you will need the vendor’s support in making your purchase just right. To obtain the best deal, do a thorough investigation.
  • The quality of the handling equipment varies; therefore, it’s best to stay away from cheap brands. The lifespan of the machine can be extended with routine maintenance performed and replacing any damaged parts. Importantly, to reduce the chance of breakdowns, make sure the equipment has a warranty.
  • Confirm any electrical material handling equipment’s power supply needs before placing an order. The majority of this equipment uses power sources that range from 110 to 240 volts.

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You can get assistance from your Custom Equipment Company representative to meet your specific needs based on the following criteria:

  • Weight and size of your loads
  • Whether or not you should use pallets
  • Height of hoisting loads
  • If the operation will take place indoors or outdoors
  • The state of the surfaces for movement and transport
  • Weather conditions
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Bulk Collapsible Containers


Message us at, so you may receive the material handling equipment that is best suited for your organization.  Let us put our experience to work for you. We can evaluate your operation, goals, and budget and make the appropriate product recommendations. Then, we’ll offer our top-notch material handling equipment and techniques to support your product needs.



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Agricultural Material Handling Solutions

Agricultural Material Handling Solutions
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Agricultural Storage Facilities

Agricultural Material Handling Solutions are vital while harvesting a yield which marks the beginning of agricultural material processing. When an agricultural commodity is brought in, its typical life cycle is load, store, pack, and ship. Assistance from material handling machinery that moves horizontally, as well as vertically, helps throughout this cycle.

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Because many agricultural products are perishable, it’s important to employ material handling time as efficiently as possible. The speed at which you may transport agricultural products from the field to the warehouse and elsewhere can be better by selecting the appropriate equipment.

Due to the fact that many material handling farms and organizations are having negative impacts by a labor shortage, adopting material handling machinery frequently increases business volume.


Modern material handling systems have taken the place of tractors on farms of all sizes as the need for faster speed and efficiency in agriculture more important than ever. Forklifts are quickly replacing tractors in the modern American farm since seed and supplies are frequently transported on pallets. The better power that a lift truck delivers is essential for farmers who wish to grow or who need to store more seed, product, or supplies.


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ForkLifts For Farm Warehousing

Using a forklift to move palletized or bulky things, vegetables in crates, or other objects can save you time and worry. Farm workers can stack products on pallets or crates higher and more securely thanks to forklifts. Additionally, you may adapt current equipment to suit different uses, saving time and money.  An extensive selection of accessories available, such as rotators for dumping loads of fruits, berries, or vegetables is helpful.

We have the ideal option for you no matter what you need to lift, stack, or transport because our product load capacities range from 200 lbs. to 30,000 lbs.

Some forklift trucks can safely manage mud and sludge, ice, and snow with the proper tire package. In order to battle heat and cold, some models additionally come with optional temperature-controls in operator cabins.

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One and Two Person Lifts

It can be difficult to store fertilizer, harvested goods, and seed in bulk or on pallets. With the appropriate tools, you can turn your barn into a fully functional warehouse, though.

All these heavy, massive things are easily manageable for moving, loading and storage.  With the aid of forklifts, telehandlers, pallet jacks, lifts and other tools agricultural material handling solutions become easy.

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Hay bale hauling and feed stacking into high barn lofts are now safer and easier thanks to modern material handling equipment.

Tow tractors, telehandlers, and forklifts effortlessly lift, carry, and maneuver machinery and livestock from point A to point B.  They also make quick work of necessary tasks like feeding livestock.



Save Time and Labor With Updated Material Handling Techniques

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Commodity Conveyors

Agricultural Material Handling Solutions are for many farming procedures, like harvesting, that can take a lot of time and labor. Farmers can increase the effectiveness of their crop gathering processes by using conveyor belts during harvesting activities.

Conveyor belts can handle a variety of situations. They can swiftly assemble a variety of products, including fruits, nuts, and grains.  They also deliver them to the chosen storage location, shortening the turnaround time.

Additionally, using conveyor belts that are safe for food, guarantees your commodities stay clean and compliant with rules, reducing the possibility of contamination.

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Racking Systems

Products may need storage in some agricultural environments before being exported.  If this is the case in your system, you must keep goods in the most effective and organized manner possible, regardless of whether they are perishable.

Agricultural applications of any size can be accommodated by the warehouse storage systems at Customer Equipment Company.  Our engineers and storage system designers will pay attention to your needs and use CAD to create a workable system you can modify easily.  We will implement the ideal system for your storage solution once we get it just right.


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You can get assistance from your neighborhood Custom Equipment Company staff while you consider:

  • Weight and size of your loads
  • Whether or not you should use pallets
  • How high loads must be hoisted
  • If the operation will take place indoors or outdoors
  • The state of the surfaces for movement and transport
  • Weather conditions
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Custom Equipment Company is a multi-line supplier that can meet all of the material handling requirements of the agricultural industry. We have a great deal of expertise in numerous agricultural operations.

Message us at, so you may receive the material handling equipment that is best for your farm.  Let us put our experience to work for you. We can evaluate your operation, goals, and budget and make the appropriate product recommendations. Then, we’ll offer our top-notch material handling equipment and techniques to support those products.

Custom Equipment Company has solutions for agricultural products’ preservation and safety. With the aid of new cutting-edge material handling technology, you can manage your products, barn and warehouse with a focus on efficiency and safety.

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Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Material Handling Shipping and Storage issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.


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Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions

Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions
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Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions


For Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions, a crucial factor that might determine a project success or failure is material handling acquisitions, management and storage. If done correctly, it can lower costs and injuries at construction sites. Therefore, it would be beneficial to put the techniques given here into practice to ensure you have a smooth construction procedure. 


Contractors and Developers Material Handling

Construction and development companies are not exempt from the need for safe material handling and storage practices that apply to many enterprises. A construction site may contain hazardous materials or products that contain flammable gases. If you come into contact with such materials, you could suffer fatal injuries.

Some building materials may also lose their function when exposed to various weather conditions. To help you prevent these mishaps, it is necessary to build some strong techniques.

The following information can be helpful if you want to keep your construction supplies secure and maintain their usefulness because you’ll learn easy-to-use methods that work. These can assist you in handling and storing construction materials safely when correctly utilized.

Defining Material Handling And Storage

Material Handling


Throughout the construction process, material handling involves transferring, safeguarding, storing, and managing materials. It covers procedures from the time building materials are brought to the job site until they are disposed of.

On the other side, the handling procedure includes the storage of materials. It entails storing building materials safely until they necessary for the construction process.


Material Handling Polypropylene Bags

By using lifting equipment to transport the materials and polypropylene (PP) bags to cover them, material handling and storage can be efficient and effective. The materials are easier to handle with the aid of polypropylene weave bags. Additionally, they protect building materials from shifting weather conditions.

The PP weave bags must, however, be of the finest quality if you want them to serve you better. For the purpose of supplying high-quality woven bags, you should collaborate with a Customer Equipment Company representative. One of the greatest methods to make sure you get the most for your money is to use high-quality bags, plus they will last the longest amount of time.


Using Caution When Handling And Storing Construction Materials

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You must establish specific regulations and procedures that everyone on the construction site must adhere to in order to ensure safety when working with building materials. When these principles are properly put into practice, the safety of the materials and the employees is maintained throughout the construction process.



  • Educate Your Employees

Worker TrainingThe handling and storage of materials entails numerous dangers, some of which may hurt workers. Teaching your staff the best practices can aid in reducing some of the risks and hazards.

Therefore, is be beneficial to have safety training programs in place before you start your construction process to guarantee that staff are sufficiently trained to handle all the materials within the construction site.

Workers should also periodically go through training, and any newly hired employee must receive training before beginning their assignments. Training enables employees to understand how to handle and store the materials. In addition to keeping the construction materials useful, this also keeps workers from getting hurt.


  • Group Similar Items When Storing For Safety

Material Handling Staging Area

It is very important to store similar items together and not mixing them with materials they may have a bad reaction.  When together, certain chemicals and building materials can react badly with one another. Some, for instance, may react with one another and are extremely combustible. This puts both personnel and the actual material at danger.

In case of fire, you’ll have to get replacements for the materials that can no longer be useful due to their fire damage. It adds more costs to your construction project. To avoid great loss of items in storage, it is necessary to store materials and chemicals in various locations to decrease damage.


  • Properly Dispose Of Waste Construction Materials

Material Handling WasteDisposing of leftover construction materials can occasionally be a frustrating and overwhelming task. Making sure the materials aren’t left uncollected for an long period of time is one of the greatest strategies to control your construction trash.

Waste materials that aren’t properly thrown away could obstruct the progress of the construction project. They might hurt one of your employees. Having policies in place to ensure proper disposal of waste construction materials is very important.

Be sure to specify who is responsible and how they will dispose of the trash when designing your strategy for managing and disposing of construction waste. To protect their safety, it is also be beneficial to train the people who manage construction trash.


  • Select a Storage Area

Contractors and Developers Material Handling

Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions face various weather conditions that can have an impact on the quality of the construction materials. Therefore, it is beneficial to store them as close as possible to room temperature and properly cover them in order to ensure you maintain their quality.

Make sure your building materials aren’t set down on bare ground as well. This prevents them from absorbing moisture, which can compromise their quality. Additionally, keep in mind that some construction materials are fragile and easily break if they are on uneven surfaces.


  • Recognize Weight Restrictions When Storing Materials

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Each building material has a storage weight limit, which information is typically on the outside of the material. The wrong storage of heavy materials can put workers in grave danger because many materials are prone to falling. Some materials may break as a result. You can avoid these unfortunate occurrences by following the items recommendations on weight restrictions.




  • Take Your Construction Site’s Security Into Consideration

Material Handling SecurityThe majority of construction materials are expensive, and if they are lost or stolen, you will have to spend a lot of money replacing them. You must make sure your building site is secure against thieves and other intruders who may pilfer your materials.

Consider moving your construction materials to a location with strict security if your work site isn’t safe. Additionally, it would be advantageous to have security measures in place, such as installing security cameras to monitor your materials, if you have to store your building materials on the project site.

You also want to be certain no worker can access the job site after hours. This prevents employees from stealing or assisting others to steal from you.


Logistics of Material Handling In Construction and Development

Construction Material HandlingMaterial handling, in addition to production, is crucial to logistics. Whether it’s construction sites, manufacturing facilities, warehouses or  retail establishments, almost every physical piece of material has been handled in many ways… Moved by a conveyor, lift truck, or other sort of handling equipment. Its significance is clear:

  • To increase a production system’s efficiency by assuring the proper amount of materials
  • To reduce the cost of indirect labor
  • To lessen materials damage during storage and transportation
  • To reduce storage and handling costs by properly storing the materials in order to maximize space usage
  • To reduce accidents when handling materials
  • To lower costs overall by enhancing material handling
  • To ensure providing materials in a way that makes them easy to handle
  • To improve construction and development scalability and efficiency with integrated material handling procedures

Contractors and Developers Material Handling


To conclude, Contractors and Developers Material Handling Solutions involve concise planning for optimal material handling. Companies can gain a lot from thoughtful storage, maintaining construction material inventory, speeding up work times, and reducing labor and handling costs.

These benefits only apply if material handling systems and equipment are properly chosen, operated, maintained, and laid out.  Customer Equipment Company has the expertise to assist in successful construction worksite material handling.


Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Material Handling Shipping and Storage issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.


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Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing For Summer Heat

Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing
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Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing For Summer Heat


Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing For Summer Heat is vital to storing goods. Companies must make every effort to prepare for the hot summer months after a long, harsh winter. This is because a warehouse may experience a variety of issues due to the intense heat. As a result, heat can endanger your staff, your supplies and your utility bill in addition to damaging or destroying goods you are storing. It is important to keep business functions and operations secure under the sweltering heat.

Temperature-sensitive items in storage may quickly suffer damage from the hot summer heat, making them potentially unusable and even dangerous.

You need to have suitable storage procedures in place to keep your goods from being hurt by extreme summer heat, including melting frozen foods, tainted meats and seafood and spoiled medicines and vaccines. This demand has never been greater as extreme weather phenomena like heatwaves have become more common and powerful.

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Products that are highly heat-sensitive

Perishable goods are any items that lose quality when exposed to external factors like heat and humidity. Below are some examples of perishable commodities that respond poorly to heat.

The most prominent examples of foods that are temperature-sensitive are dairy and frozen foods. They can lose part of their flavor and consistency even at relatively low melting temps.

However, there are many more with specific temperature requirements. While frozen meats and seafood should ideally be kept below -0.4° F, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products should normally be stored between 45° F and 57° F.


Food and Beverage Storage

Food and Drink

Many other foods and beverages are also susceptible to spoiling in the sweltering summer heat, including:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Juices
  • Soft Drinks


Medication Storage

Health and Medications

Vaccines are one example of a medical product that is extremely sensitive to variations from the ideal temperature range. While most can be secure between 36 and 46 °F, some require extremely low temperatures to stay stable and useful.

Logistics problems arise with other health items during the hot summer months. For instance, many health supplements come in gelatin capsules that will cling together in warm conditions.

Here are some further instances of medical and pharmaceutical items that are heat-sensitive:

  • Injectable medicine
  • Insulin
  • I.V. medicines
  • Pharmaceutical mixtures


Cosmetic Storage


Other types of heat-sensitive goods

  • Under hot shipping conditions, some cosmetics, such as cream-base shadows and lipsticks are susceptible to melting.
  • Extreme temperatures may cause plastic bottles containing shampoos, liquid soaps and conditioners to “pop” and expand, letting the product inside stream out.
  • Acetic acid and propionic acid, among other industrial chemicals, shouldn’t be exposed to high temperatures because doing so could cause leaks, explosions, and fires.


Why Heat Has an Impact on Warehouses


Warehouse Layout


Warehouse Layout

The layout of a warehouse is very simple and straightforward. They are not designed to withstand extremely hot  or cold temperatures. Most believe that the effects of weather are only on the outside, but items in warehouses can also be significantly impacted by extremely hot and humid conditions.

Be certain to position perishable items affected by heat and humidity in a location far from these environmental impacts.  Use the correct storage packaging to protect the product from high temperatures.



Weatherproof your warehouse

Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing For Summer Heat saves a lot of product from harm by climate and weather conditions within warehouses. It is crucial to safeguard your storage facility and warehouse from natural elements like heat and humidity. For instance, heat can melt plastic and humidity can make packages squishy and unstable.

Additionally, when moisture enters the stock itself, it can destroy the goods resulting in major losses. To safeguard your stock as best as possible, adapt your warehouse to the weather and climate for optimal stock protection.

There are certain weatherproofing measures you may take to protect your warehouse against bad weather damaging your vital facility.  The following are practical, affordable solutions to weatherproof your place of business.

Warehouse Window


Weatherproofing Windows

Since windows have the most ability to let air and water in, they are one of the most vulnerable parts of any construction. Ensure that your warehouse windows are properly sealed.

To seal off any holes and keep heat and humidity out, use foam weather stripping or caulk. This will not only stop higher heat from entering, but it will also help save on energy costs.


Warehouse Roof


Examine Your Roof

One of the most expensive and frustrating structure elements to fix after tornadoes, hurricanes or strong summer storms is roof damage. By examining the state of your roof, you can avoid damages that allow heat to creep in.

Fill up any gaps, add any missing shingles and strengthen any exposed weak points. You might wish to engage a reputable roofing firm to visit, take a closer look, and offer any repair advice.


Loading Dock Doors


Remember the Doors

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Air Curtains

During summer’s rainy weather, water can seep through doors causing door, frame and structural damage. Doors, be they walk-ins or loading dock doors, regardless or water or heat infiltration, is your first line of defense against nature’s invaders.

Search for any noticeable gaps, so you may carefully seal them and search for any weak or decaying door frames. In some circumstances, you might want to fully replace the door. This is far preferable to coping with heat related damage to your warehouse contents.


Considerations For Protecting Against The Heat

Warehouse InsulationThe following are some practical suggestions for keeping products safe during intense heat:

  • Install screen doors to improve air circulation in the warehouse while keeping out rodents, insects, birds or any other harmful critters.
  • Make sure your warehouse has proper insulation and keep it cool by installing fans. This will assist in retaining all of the cooler air within.
  • Pay attention to your cold storage. You should keep an eye on how frequently the doors to your cold storage are being open, since some warehouses need to maintain products cool and fresh.
  • Check your warehouse supplies to make sure you have the ones that are appropriate for your surroundings.
  • Keep adequate inventory records. For proper care, you must be aware of what you have and how much of it there is, individually or in bundles. Bundles of damaged merchandise caused by the heat is expensive to replace.
  • In locations where you wish to keep the chilly air inside, keep the doors and gates shut. To stop heat air from entering the room and cold air from departing, curtains and strip doors are very beneficial.
  • Take into account replacing your roof. The temperature of some roofing materials can get to 190 degrees Fahrenheit, which then permeates the warehouse.
  • Finally, ensure the wellbeing and happiness of your staff. Nobody enjoys working in the heat and happy employees are more productive.

Applying the correct safety measures can make warehouses comfortable and safe even in the sweltering heat.

Warehouse Protection

Protection Is Crucial

Warehouse Storage Weatherproofing For Summer Heat means being well-prepared is essential for limiting potential damage from heat related weather. You can be sure that your storage facility and its contents will be safe from the steamy heat and humidity by using these practical weatherproofing tips.

Call Custom Equipment Company at (855)905-0875 if you require assistance with any overheating issues. We can offer you the necessary items you require to protect not only your warehouse, but the important costly items within.



Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Material Handling Shipping and Storage issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.


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GO GREEN – Let Custom Equipment Company Handle Your Industrial Recycling

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GO GREEN - Recycling Services“Going Green” and Recycling may seem insignificant, yet it contributes to environmental protection. Recycling keeps plastics and other dangerous materials out of the ocean and even our drinking water.  It can also lessen the need to manufacture new things using hazardous fossil fuels.

Recycling ServicesOnly slightly more than 5% of the more than 40 million tons of plastic waste produced by Americans last year was recycled. This is partially because many municipalities are burning their plastic garbage since they are unable to recycle it.  That said, there is still room for individual growth.
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Industrial plastic recycling is crucial for a cleaner environment, material conservation, energy conservation, and a decrease in the amount of trash dumped into landfills. The effect that recycling has on the environment is among its most significant advantages. Reusing various materials lessens the demand on natural resources, which benefits the environment.
Recycling uses many of the materials that would otherwise end up in landfills to make new goods.  Industrial plastics  are frequently recycled to this end.
“Going Green” and Recycling industrial plastic decreases the amount of trash dumped in landfills. The effect industrial recycling has on the environment is among its most significant advantages. Reusing various materials lessens the demand on natural resources, which benefits the environment.  Recycle now and help make a cleaner environment and reusable material handling supplies at more affordable costs.


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Material Handling Worker Safety

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Material Handling Worker Safety


Material Handling Worker Safety involves various tasks in handling and storing materials, including hoisting tons of steel with a crane, driving a truck full of everything from frozen food to concrete blocks, carrying bags or goods by hand, stacking palletized items, or using other tools like drums, timber or dangerous flammable materials.




Material Handling Worker Safety

Industry requires effective and efficient material handling and storage. These processes guarantee that resources are always available when necessary and offer a continual flow of components and assemblies through the workplace. Unfortunately, damaging injuries are frequently caused by the careless handling and storage of goods.


What information should your workers have before
physically handling, moving and storing materials?

Material Handling Worker Safety

Applying general safety concepts for Material Handling Worker Safety, such as appropriate work practices, equipment, and controls, can help decrease workplace accidents involving the transporting, handling and storing of items. This is in addition to training and education. Your staff should be aware of any potential risks that come with an operation at hand, whether moving goods physically or mechanically.  They should also know how to oversee their workspaces to reduce risk.

Workers should be mindful of mishaps that may arise from the dangerous or incorrect handling of equipment as well as from improper work practices. Many injuries happen from improper handling and storing of items. Workers should be able to identify the strategies for preventing – or at the very least, minimizing – the incidence of such mishaps. In order to identify any unsafe situations, procedures or equipment at work, employers and employees should conduct regular inspections of their tools and work environments.


Material Handling Worker SafetyWhat possible risks exist for workers?

Workers usually blame a large portion of their injuries on the weight and bulk of the items they lift. For instance, about 420,000 workplace accidents in 1999 were back injuries. The typical types of movement that resulted in back problems were bending, followed by twisting and turning.

Other risks include equipment of different kinds, falling objects, and incorrectly stacked materials. Your staff should become aware of the following potential injuries that can result from manual material movement:

  • Strains and sprains caused by lifting and carrying loads that are either too heavy or too large or simply lifting loads incorrectly
  • Fractures or bruising brought on by being hit by objects or getting stuck in small spaces/pinch points
  • Cuts and bruises brought on by carelessly stored objects that can shift and fall, or by improperly cutting ties or other securing mechanisms


What safety measures should workers follow while handling materials manually?

Material Handling Worker Safety

Workers should fasten handles or holders to loads when manually transporting them. Workers should also always utilize safe lifting procedures and wear the right personal protection equipment. The following assistance should be sought by workers to avoid injuries caused by large loads:

  • When a cargo is so heavy, workers struggle to lift or hold it
  • When workers are unable to see through, around or over a load
  • When workers are unable to carry a load securely

When moving goods manually, the following personal protective equipment helps avoid accidents:

  • Gloves or other hand and arm protection for loads with sharp or rough edges
  • Eye security and protection
  • Safety boots or shoes with steel toes
  • Metatarsal bone guards made of metal, fiber, or plastic to shield the instep region from impact or compression


What safety measures should workers use when mechanically moving materials?

Material Handling Worker Safety

Employee injuries are increased when goods are moved and stored by mechanical means. Both manual handling safety issues and safe equipment operation procedures must be top-of-mind with all workers.

When moving materials mechanically, workers should make sure that the type of equipment they employ is appropriate for the weight, size, and shape of the material being moved. All material handling equipment has rated capabilities that specify the maximum weight and usage circumstances that can be safely handled by the device. Employers are responsible for ensuring that each piece of equipment has a capacity rating and that it is not exceeded, with the exception of load testing.

Material Handling Worker SafetyEven if they are familiar with powered equipment, personnel should exercise caution when stacking and storing materials. Workers must perform the following when using a powered industrial truck to pick up items:

  • To reduce the risk of the truck tipping or the load falling, center the load on the forks as close to the mast as acceptable
  • Do not overload lift trucks as it reduces control and increases the risk of tipping
  • Never overload a counterbalanced forklift by adding extra weight to its back end
  • When traveling, adjust the load to the lowest position
  • Comply with the operational guidelines provided by the truck’s maker
  • Whenever possible, pile and cross-tier all stacked loads correctly


Train To Be Prepared

Material Handling Worker Safety

Employers can lower the number of workplace accidents caused by manually moving, handling, and storing products by following certain simple safety rules like good ergonomics, standard fire safety precautions, and keeping aisles and pathways clean.  Instructional training and guidance can not only educate to avoid worker injury, but save time in getting the work done effectively and efficiently.

Material Handling Worker Safety



Employers must also train workers about how to operate equipment safely when handling materials in order to reduce the frequency of accidents related to it. This includes understanding how to utilize tools like conveyors, cranes, and slings safely and effectively in addition to motorized industrial trucks.


Material Handling Worker SafetyIt is recommended that employers establish a formal training program for Material Handling Worker Safety to teach workers how to recognize and avoid material handling hazards. Instructors should be highly knowledgeable in safety engineering and material handling and storage. The training should reduce workplace dangers by stressing the following factors:

  • Dangers of lifting without proper training
  • Avoidance of unnecessary physical stress and strain
  • Awareness of what a worker can comfortably handle without undue strain
  • Use of equipment properly
  • Recognition of potential hazards and how to prevent or correct them


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Material Handling – The Lifeline For Shipping and Storage

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Material Handling Shipping and Storage

Material Handling – The Lifeline For Shipping and Storage, has never been more important since the beginning of the pandemic which brought shortages of goods and services. It showed how important material handling within the supply chain is to our daily lives. The supply chain is simple to ignore because of the perception of simplicity with which goods typically show up on our doorsteps and store shelves.

In reality, the supply chain is a huge series of material handling procedures that entail everything from the acquisition of raw materials through shipping, distribution and storage.

Material handling is a key component of this process. Read further to learn what material handling is, why it’s necessary, and what tool requirements help it to work well.

What is Material Handling?

Material Handling Shipping and Storage

The short-distance movement of items either within or between buildings with a transportation vehicle or apparatus is known as material handling. It involves tasks like loading and unloading vehicles, assembling unit loads from individual goods on pallets, pulling merchandise off shelves for shipping and so much more.

A supply chain cannot exist without material handling. Before it can help to create final products, you must obtain raw materials, have reliable transportation and good preparation for shipping. For transportation, products are put into groups and then onto trucks. When they get to the warehouses, you need to be unload, process, and store on racks. Finally, they must be taken from storage and made ready for distribution when it’s time to ship.

Material Handling Shipping and StorageMaterial Handling Is Crucial

To ensure that materials reach their destinations without damage, every step of the supply chain must have careful scrutiny. To make moving goods and materials throughout production and storage facilities as efficient as possible, material handling operations must be succinct and precise.

A strong material handling system can increase customer satisfaction, cut costs and lessen the likelihood of mishaps and product or property damage.

When the system is successful, products are simpler to locate, orders are filled more precisely and there are fewer worker accidents and injuries when a well-thought-out material handling system in place.


Material Handling Shipping and StorageKeys To Successful Material Handling

  • Planning: To maximize efficiency, every material handling process should have a thorough plan.
  • Standardization: Without sacrificing flexibility, the techniques, tools, and software necessary for material handling should be a standard part of the plan.
  • Work: To increase efficiency, material handling activities are as straightforward as possible. Shortening routes, grouping similar products for transport and other methods are in place to reduce unnecessary movement.
  • Ergonomics: Planning material handling tasks and procuring equipment takes into account the strengths and weaknesses of workers in order to ensure their safety.
  • Unit load: To maximize the effectiveness of moving, combine individual objects into unit loads (for example, on pallets).Material Handling
  • Use of space: Make efficient and effective use of all the accessible space. Make good use of vertical spaces and keep storage rooms clean and in good order.
  • System: In order to create a single, integrated operational system, all material handling operations with coordination and organization a focus.
  • Automation: To increase productivity and ensure worker safety, automation is part of material handling procedures as much as possible.
  • Environment: Environmental effects and energy usage should be taken into consideration while designing material handling systems.
  • Life cycle cost: Systems and equipment for material handling should go through a complete lifetime economic study.

Material Handling Process


It is common for material handling to include transporting very big, heavy, or bulky objects. Modern technology makes it possible to accomplish the operation more quickly and carry fewer loads manually by using a range of tools.

Material Handling Shipping and Storage

Cranes, conveyors, forklifts, or pallet jacks assist in moving goods. To make them easier to transport, consolidate them into unit loads on various types of pallets. Pallets have space underneath for a forklift or pallet jack’s forks to fit.


Pallet rack shelving keep pallets easily accessible to forklifts and other equipment while increasing storage capacity. Efficient shelving will maximize vertical real estate and free up floor space.


Industrial packaging is crucial for keeping goods safe during storage and transit. To keep products that are especially brittle intact throughout the supply chain, cushioning and stress absorption solutions may be necessary. Temperature control is frequently necessary for medical and pharmaceutical supplies and equipment. For particular requirements, several businesses offer options for custom packaging design.

Material Handling Shipping and StorageMovement of Materials Along The Supply Chain

Every step of your company’s supply chain, from manufacture to distribution, involves the flow of materials. Here’s a breakdown of that supplier chain in greater detail…


You must move and manage finished goods and incoming shipments within your factories and storage areas during the manufacturing process.


The manufacturer will deliver the goods to an internal warehouse or a wholesaler. For convenient, easy shipping, handle and organize items as units (perhaps on pallets).

Material Handling

Storage and warehousing 

In order to store the goods until they are required by the supplier or retailer, they must be offloaded safely and effectively. They also need to be moved internally within the warehouse to different storage racks or shelving.


The supplies must be packed and assembled into shippable units before being loaded onto trucks for distribution to merchants or customers.


Material Handling Shipping and StorageMaterial Handling Tools Necessary
For Optimal Shipping and Storage

Short-distance transportation of commodities (by transporters, warehouses, or distributors) necessitates a significant amount of material handling machinery, transportation, and even automated systems.

Forklifts and Lift Trucks

The forklift or lift truck are likely the most common material handling vehicles. Over a quarter of a million lift trucks are sold each year in North America alone, making them a standard in every warehouse.

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Pallets and Packaging

Pallets and other packaging enable your personnel to transport large items and loads using a pallet jack or casters while keeping products secure and organized for shipping.

Hoisting Equipment

It is important to maintain some type of lifting equipment, such a crane, winch or jack to make sure of proper accessibility if a warehouse has more vertical levels than a forklift or truck can easily access.


Material HandlingRobotics

AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and sorting robots are only two examples of the computer-driven equipment that is becoming prevalent in warehousing and materials handling.


Three Crucial Material Handling Rules

Set up reliable material handling solutions across your entire organization if you want to streamline your logistics process.

Material Handling1. Use uniform unit loads across the whole supply chain.

Use the same size and format for all of your unit loads for best efficiency. Palletize your freight for easy processing with pallet trucks, winches, and jacks. Use gas or liquid containers that work with the transportation and storage facilities of your suppliers.

Warehouse Management and Maintenance2. Utilize space

Make sure to make advantage of every square inch of your warehouse. In order to enhance the cubic area of your warehouse space, you must also think vertically.

3. Apply Ergonomics

Without the right tools and assistance, humans cannot lift or organize large things. Failing to remember this can result in unnecessary staff injuries. A single warehouse worker may easily load a truck with the use of hand trucks, pallets, pallet jacks, platform trucks, dock equipment and the appropriate process.

Warehouse Management and MaintenanceIn Conclusion

To maintain material control and product safety during each stage of its trip, you must pay close attention to shipping, logistics, and material handling.

Your products and goods’ trip to their final destination is more than simply the truck, the road and the few feet it takes to get from a truck to a warehouse.  It involves a concerted effort and process to succinctly achieve safe and secure delivery goals.

You must make sure that you follow a timeline and strategy. There is very little potential for anything to go wrong because everything is taken into account and the majority of possibilities are planned and plotted out. 

Material Handling


Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Material Handling Shipping and Storage issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.


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Packaging and Logistics

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Bulk Containers

Custom Equipment Company (CEC) is a national provider of packaging and logistics solutions, not merely a material packaging business. Along with our warehouse and fulfillment partners across the country, our logistics experts have not only handled challenging shipping and scheduling issues, but supplied packaging and logistics tools and equipment to assist others.

We’ve been doing it for 45 years.

We provide our clients with help by removing the headaches of logistics scheduling, fulfillment and channel compliance, thanks to the depth and assortment of our products and resources.

Packaging Equipment and Solutions

CEC can provide all of your Material Handling and Packaging needs. These include Pallets, Pallet Trucks, Forklifts, Packaging Accessories, Cranes, Hoists, Carts, Bulk Containers, Totes, Bins and so much more!

Packaging and LogisticsFor all products and purposes, we provide packaging solutions for large industrial complexes or small businesses. Our solutions are designed to have a smaller overall financial and environmental effect. Here are a few of our various packaging items listed below…

  • Pallets (Standard and Custom)
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Order Pickers
  • Bulk Containers
  • Conveyors
  • Totes
  • Bins
  • Stretch Wrap
  • Stretch Wrap Machines
  • Cranes
  • Hoists
  • Carts
  • Dollies
  • Hand Trucks
  • Platform Trucks
  • Labels
  • Straps
  • Packaging Accessories
  • And More!


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Custom Solutions That Meet Your Specific Needs

Not every business has the same requirements for their material packaging needs.  CEC can provide customized options to fit your prioritized process and accomplish your specific goals.

Packaging and Logistics

Custom items include…

  • Kitting
  • Staging
  • Special Custom Pallets
  • Conveyors
  • Storage Retrieval Systems
  • Protective Packaging
  • Package Dunnage Custom Designs
  • Powered Utility Carts
  • Fabrication
  • Repair Equipment
  • Maintenance Tools
  • Power Washing and Cleaning
  • And More!

Freight Logistics and Solutions

Packaging and Logistics

Custom Equipment Packaging and Logistics solutions help provide your firm with timely delivery of your packages from the origination point to their final destination. To safeguard packing and cut expenses, we can assist in using the right tools and equipment, plus master shipper analysis, pallet loading and container optimization.

In order to discover the most affordable freight rates that suit your demands, we may also tap into our broad network of contacts from freight forwarders to custom brokers and couriers, be they domestic or abroad. Once your goods and packaging have been delivered from out of the country, we can make contact with nearby, convenient freight forwarders to arrange speedy delivery of the goods to your destination.


Packaging and LogisticsFreight Packaging Optimization

From the shipping point to the delivery destination, in order to reduce future shipping and fulfillment costs, we evaluate premium packaging options from the very beginning of the process. In order to provide the most effective packaging options and logistical procedures at the lowest possible cost, we use cutting-edge shipper optimization tools and techniques.

We have access to a variety of packing alternatives as a packaging and logistics company, including shipping pallets. We are aware of the most efficient methods to transport your items securely and affordably.


Custom and Standard Pallets

Packaging and Logistics

A pallet is absolutely required to give a solution toward sturdy foundation for your products and a way to transport them. Although they can be used separately, pallets are typically utilized with outer packaging.

World class state of the art distribution centers, warehouses and manufacturers look at custom pallets as capital expenditures. This type of equipment is business depreciable and vital to their business model.

Packaging and Logistics


Custom Equipment Company develops plastic pallets, designs and tooling for corporations in a variety of industries. Our sales team works with our customers to determine the feasibility of the project and assist with Return On Investment analysis (ROI).

Packaging and Logistics

Based on detailed analysis, our engineers develop a proposed pallet design. The designs presented as 3-D diagrams. This is to help our customers better visualize their ideas and how the finished product will look. If the concept passes we move forward with a prototype. This to make sure the pallet meets all of the requirements. The prototype is put through real world rigorous testing. This simulates worst case scenarios that the pallet will have to withstand. Our experience and knowledge in this process ensures a return on investment that is vital to your business. If your company is in need of a custom pallet solution, contact us at Custom Equipment Company.

CEC offers a variety of lightweight and paper-based pallets in addition to industry-standard pallets made of wood, steel, and plastic.


Packaging and LogisticsCEC Has Answers

Practical, efficient and effective packaging and logistic solutions are provided by Custom Equipment Company. We offer every component necessary to build a full packaging solution, making the logistics of shipping affordable and satisfactory.

Each and every customer receives a unique final product, but the goal is always the same: To provide an optimum packaging solution that lowers overall costs and has a smaller environmental impact.


Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Packaging and Logistics issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.

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Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards are something everyone in a company has a responsibility to uphold for proper workplace safety. Although laws require businesses to adhere to a particular set of safety standards, many go above and beyond these regulations. For safety standards and procedures to be effective, they must be in place for everyone to follow.

Environmental Health and Safety


Being knowledgeable about typical risks and safety procedures provide your staff the tools they need to take safety precautions at work. Employers can avoid accidents and keep workers safe by spotting and anticipating hazards.


EHS Compliance

Compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations isn’t every business’s top priority. Some managers do not concern themselves with it exclusively. They consider it just another small facet of managing the business.

The issue is that your company cannot afford to take EHS compliance casually. And you’re in trouble if you’re asking, “Wait, what is EHS compliance?”

Managing compliance might seem like a difficult assignment when managers are short on time and resources. You need to be more knowledgeable about compliance if you want to keep up. What it is, why you need it and its requirements are what follows.

What Is Environmental Health and Safety?

Environmental Health and Safety

Let’s start by answering the most fundamental question: What is EHS?

Business owners and managers should discuss environmental, health, and safety issues. It involves the collection of rules, policies, and workplace practices to safeguard employees’ welfare.

To protect your employees and the general public, your company must adhere to industry regulations like OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This list is explicit to EHS compliance. It is not only a moral requirement, it is also the  law. Businesses that do not comply face inspections, disciplinary action and negative public relations.

The Importance of Environmental Health and Safety

Even while rules and regulations are a big part of abiding to safety measures, EHS compliance is also a duty to your employees and consumers.  For EHS compliance to protect your employees and the general public, your company must adhere to industry regulations like OSHA.

Why It’s Important

Environmental Health and Safety

Not only is it important, it’s a pledge to treat your staff and clients with consideration and respect. It’s a dedication to providing better work for your clients and to staying on the cutting edge in your business.

Customers today are more socially conscious than ever. Before handing businesses their hard-earned money, they do their research. Therefore, it benefits your business’s reputation to take the time to innovate on sustainability and safety issues.

Financial responsibility also supports compliance. The cost of cleaning up accidents increases as you experience more mishaps. When you can completely avoid those accidents, you save on penalties and workers’ compensation costs. Instead, you can apply your money to produce superior goods and services, and avoid hurting your bottom line.

Your Organization’s Responsibilities

Environmental Health and Safety

According to OSHA guidelines, it is the employer’s duty to ensure a secure workplace. Practically speaking, that can take many different shapes.

For instance, it’s your responsibility to frequently examine your workplace to make sure that it complies with OSHA regulations and is risk-free. However, you also need to give your employees the proper safety training, PPE, and tools that are secure and up to date.

This holds true for all situations, including secure chemical storage, the removal of respiratory dangers, personnel health inspections, and routine equipment maintenance and inspection.

Abiding EHS Rules

The first step in successfully complying with the law is to determine which regulations apply to you. It helps to designate a special person for this job, and make sure they are familiar with the legal responsibilities and ramifications.

Remember that laws frequently change, so you should get in the habit of checking for updates.

Environmental Health and Safety

Assess how your workplace conforms to requirements from there. Now is the time to get it in shape, if it isn’t already. Conduct routine inspections, instruct your staff in safety protocols and assess compliance.

If necessary, invest in technologies that will make compliance-related chores easier. Investing in staff safety is worthwhile.

Create an ongoing compliance process if you haven’t already. No matter what, someone should be in charge of ensuring you remain compliant. Additionally, if your workplace isn’t compliant, there should be measures in place to deal with it.

Putting EHS Compliance To Work For You

It is insufficient to be able to respond to the question, “What is EHS compliance?” To meet the challenge and ensure the safety of your employees, you must be ready.

Obtain an OSHA Business handbook or EHS software solutions to address your most pressing issues.  This way, you can stay on top of the little things while concentrating on what really matters: Your employees.

The OSHA Inspection Preparation Checklist

Environmental Health and SafetyYou won’t get advance notice if an OSHA inspection takes place at your facility. The best approach to get ready for an inspection is to have an active, regularly evaluated health and safety program.

To assist you in conducting assessments, the checklist below includes a broad variety of safety subjects that are commonly part of routine OSHA inspections. Skip over topics that don’t concern your facility. When you’re done, you’ll be able to identify your safety’s strong points and weak points.


  • A record of all injuries and illnesses (other than those only requiring first aid) are in the OSHA 300 log.
  • Employee training records are available for review.

Written Programs

  • A  Hazard Communication Program document of guidelines exists and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are accessible to employees.
  • The confined space program, including procedures for obtaining permits and entering permit-necessary confined spaces, is documented.
  • The lockout/tagout program is clearly written so employees know how to de-energize equipment.
  • A written respiratory protection program lays out the rules of selecting, testing, wearing, storing, and cleaning personal protective equipment (PPE).

Safety and Health Program

  • An active safety program exists for maintaining employee safety and health, and it’s clear who is in charge of this program.

Employer Posting

  • The mandatory OSHA Job Safety and Health Protection Poster is prominent where employees can see it.
  • Emergency phone numbers are easily and clearly accessible.

 First Aid

  • First aid kits are available in all work areas. Someone is responsible for refilling these on a regular basis.
  • Eyewash stations, sinks, and/or showers are available for flushing the eyes or skin after exposure to harmful substances.
  • Employees have received appropriate first aid training and instructions about what to do in an emergency.

Fire Protection

  • The fire alarm system is certified and tested annually.
  • All fire doors are clear from obstructions.
  • Fire extinguishers of the appropriate type mount in accessible locations.
  • Recharge fire extinguishers are regularly, and note on the tag.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Appropriate PPE such as face, head, eye, hand, and foot protection are available for employees who need to wear it to safely perform their jobs.
  • Procedures exist for testing, storing, and cleaning of PPE.

General Work Environment

  • The workplace is clean and sanitary.
  • Organization in the workplace — Tripping hazards and other problems come along with a messy workplace do not exist.
  • The minimum amount of restrooms are accessible to all employees.


  • All aisles are appropriately marked and unobstructed.
  • Covers and repairs to holes in the walking surface, so people can walk safely.
  • Use non-slip materials are on wet surfaces to improve traction.
  • Walkways that pass by moving equipment or other hazards are in place, so people won’t be susceptible to hazards.

Egress and Evacuation

  • Label and illuminate exit signs, so they’re always visible.
  • Enough exits exist so people can leave quickly during an emergency.
  • Indicate all doors and routes that might be mistaken for exits to prevent confusion about their purpose (e.g. “NOT AN EXIT” or “TO STORAGE ROOM”).
  • All exits are free from obstructions.


  • All ladders are in good condition and receive maintenance regularly.
  • All employees receive training about how to safely use a ladder.

Hand Tools and Power Tools

  • All tools in the workplace are in good condition.
  • Protect moving parts are to prevent injury.
  • Tool storage is in a secure, dry location.

Machine Guarding

  • Inspections and service to all machinery and equipment occurs on a regular basis.
  • Power shut-offs exist within reach of operators.
  • Emergency stop buttons are red.


  • Procedures require that all equipment is de-energized or disengaged and locked out during maintenance or cleaning.

Welding and Cutting

  • Inspect compressed air gas cylinders on a regular basis to check for leaks, rust, or defects.
  • Signs clearly stating no smoking, matches, and other ignition sources are posted.
  • PPE including eye protection, helmets, goggles and hand shields meet standards.

Compressors/Air Receivers

  • Every receiver has a pressure gauge and at least one automatic safety valve.
  • There is a current operating permit.

Compressed Gas Cylinders

  • Labels on all cylinders are legible to identify their contents.


  • Employees who operate forklifts receive proper training for the trucks they operate.
  • Untrained employees are not allowed to operate forklifts.
  • Forklifts have warning horns loud enough to be above normal noise levels.
  • Brakes can bring trucks to a complete stop even when the truck has a full load.

Confined Spaces

  • Permit-necessary confined spaces are only entered with the proper permit and according to the procedures of the confined space program.
  • Have regular testing of the atmosphere before and while people are inside a confined space.
  • An attendant is posted outside confined spaces while work is performed in case of an emergency.
  • Respiratory protection is necessary if the atmosphere is unsafe.
  • If an emergency occurs, responders only enter the confined space with respiratory protection and a lifeline.

Environmental Controls

  • All work areas have adequate lighting.
  • Work areas have appropriate ventilation systems.
  • Hazardous substances such as blood and infectious materials are identified.
  • Water for drinking, cooking, and washing is potable.

Flammable and Combustible Materials

  • Proper storage containers and methods are used to prevent spontaneous combustion of materials.
  • All combustible waste, debris, and scrap is stored in metal containers and removed from the worksite appropriately.

Hazard Communication and Handling Dangerous Substances

  • Employees are trained so they understand hazards, can read SDSs and labels, and know how to safely handle chemicals such as acids, bases, caustics, etc.
  • Employees who handle hazardous chemicals must wear appropriate PPE.
  • There is a comprehensive list of hazardous substances used in the workplace and the corresponding SDS for each chemical.
  • Employees are trained so they understand OSHA’s blood borne pathogens standard.


  • Electrical equipment is installed appropriately and receives regular maintenance.
  • Post the necessary labels of electrical hazards on equipment.
  • Employees who will work on or near electrical equipment have received proper training.
  • Temporary wiring such as flexible cords does not cause a tripping hazard.


  • Noise levels in the workplace do not exceed 85 decibels.
  • In locations where loud noises occur, employees wear hearing protection.

Pipe Indentification

  • Outlets and taps attached to pipes with nonpotable water are marked as unsafe for drinking, washing, etc.
  • Where colored painted bands or tapes are used on pipelines, they are spaced at appropriate intervals and at outlets, valves, and connection points.
  • Post a color code diagram for pipes, so employees can see what hazards pipes present.
  • Names and name abbreviations are easily visible on pipe labels.

Transporting Employees

  • Vehicles that transport employees have brakes, lamps, mirrors, horns, windshields, and turn signals and are in good condition.
  • Vehicles have handrails, steps, and other devices to help employees mount or dismount.

In Conclusion

In the end, compliance with Environmental Health and Safety will prove to be extremely beneficial to your business and personnel. Follow the rules and maintain the OSHA checklist, keeping it available not only to the person in charge of compliance, but your entire staff as well. Always be on the lookout for methods and strategies to enhance the safety and welfare of your employees, work environment and overall business.


Custom Equipment Company, empathizes with any Material Handling Facilities Management and Maintenance issues you may be experiencing. When using us as a supplier, please work closely with your CEC Customer Representative, to make certain your order is fulfilled in an expedient and efficient manner.


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