Mechanical Material Handling: Sling Safety

Sentry Insurance Mechanical Material HandlingMechanical material-handling demands in today’s printing facilities are very diverse, but typically include lifting and handling raw paperstock, in-process print jobs and finished pieces.

To prevent repetitive motion or strain-related injuries, the use of mechanical equipment is preferred over manual handling.

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs.

Sling Safety

• Assess expected uses for slings and select the most appropriate type
• Maintain an inventory of slings to allow work to be accomplished without delay
• Visually inspect all connector systems
• Tag each sling with an identifier that includes maximum capacity
• Train operators in safe rigging techniques

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