Jia Ning Ng

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Do you know these areas are dangerous in your workplace?

There are more than 21,000 workplace injuries reported in 2021. You may or may not be aware of many areas in your workplace that are dangerous. Here is a guide that emphasizes the dangerous areas in your workplace and how to resolve them to improve your workplace safety. 1. Racking The leading cause of racking collapse is mostly due to forklifts. Racking collapse can cause severe injury or even fatal to your workers and a huge amount of loss due to product and equipment damage.  How to resolve: Installing a barrier, deflector post, or rack guard is one of the effective ways to prevent forklifts from hitting or colliding with your racks. The barrier will absorb and rebound from massive impacts, reducing the risk of the forklift hitting your racking. 2. Walkways with Moving Vehicles It’s common for workers to work around moving vehicles in most workplaces. Hence, the risks…

How to cut costs on Stretch Wrapping: Stretch Wrapping ROI Calculator

Many businesses are trying to cut costs without affecting their production. And stretch wrapping is one of the essentials for end-of-line packaging. You might believe that stretch wrapping manually save costs, but that’s not true. In fact, you are most likely paying more than you should. Why are you paying more for Manual Stretch Wrapping? When you can pre-stretch your film higher, you’re able to wrap more with less stretch film. However, manual stretch wrapping can only pre-stretch your film around 10% to 20%. And your people might struggle to wrap with the right amount of containment force and use excessive film to secure the load. This means you are paying more on stretch films due to the high consumption of stretch films. Also, manual stretch wrapping may cost you lots of money due to human error and product damages. It’s difficult to achieve high consistency with manual wrapping, and…

How To Prevent Strain Injury For Heavy Lifting?

Many businesses often experience similar issues where their employees face ergonomic problems. The most common ergonomic injury reported is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). RSI is caused by: Doing an activity for a long time without rest Doing an activity that involves force, such as lifting heavy objects Poor posture or activities that require you to work in an awkward position How do you know whether your employees have RSI? If you are wondering whether your employees are facing ergonomic injury, you may observe through these behaviours: Modifying their tools, equipment, or work area Shaking their arms and hands Rolling their shoulders Bringing supportive products such as back belts or wrist braces into the workplace It is crucial to address ergonomic injury in the workplace as ergonomic issues affect the health of your employees and subsequently affect your business. When your employees have ergonomic problems, they won’t be able to perform efficiently and…

What light should you use for your factory streetlight?

Streetlight is one of the inventions that makes our life so much better. It provides us better vision and improve safety at night for driving and walking. We need streetlight around the housing area, highway and even industrial settings as the trucks and operations run 24/7. Street lighting is widely using sodium-vapor light due to its cheap prices. But the sodium-vapor light has many weaknesses that it loses to LEDs on basically all areas. Yet, many have neglected the fact that LED brings many benefits over traditional street lighting. Here, we will explain their differences and why LED is better for your factory streetlights. LED Lights VS Sodium-Vapor Lights There are a couple of reasons that LED lights are more practical than sodium-vapor light for your factory streetlights. These elements may help you in decision making. Coverage area: The area a sodium-vapor light can illuminate is much limited than LED…

Manual Labelling is NOT Efficient!

The demand for labelling is huge due to an increasing need for labelling in the logistics chain and consumer packaging. Most products need to apply bar codes, prices, shipping addresses or product information for easier product management and identification. However, many businesses are unable to meet their demand for labelling in packaging. And the main reason is due to labour issues. Many businesses often have insufficient workers for labelling, which causes low efficiency and productivity. On the other hand, whilst some businesses face difficulties hiring enough workers, those with enough workers complain about the rising and high labour cost. As manual labelling has its capacity, it is either costly or time-consuming to complete the required labelling. Issues with Manual Labelling Additionally, there are also other problems with manual labelling. As workers tend to get tired after long and repetitive working hours, their labelling speed will be slower gradually. Precise labelling…

Shrink Wrap vs Vacuum Packing

Shrink wrapping and vacuum packaging are both types of flexible display packaging, hence, they can be confusing for some of us who are not in the packaging industry. In this blog, we would like to discuss their similarities, differences, and recommendations of the products for each type. First of all, what is shrink wrap and what is vacuum packaging? Shrink wrapping is a type of packaging method that uses plastic film and heat to “shrink” the film to the shape of the product. Vacuum packaging uses a nozzle or pressure to remove air from packaging. Once the air is removed, it is then sealed. So, what similarities do they share that make people confused? Both shrink wrapping and vacuum packaging are often used for packaging food and they do help to extend shelf life. They use transparent bags or rolls of plastic film and required heat sealing to enclose the product…

Cost Saving with Lumiqs Intelligent LED Lights

Energy costs are routinely one of the biggest overheads faced by any business, with lighting often accounting for up to 40% of the total electricity spend. Hence, LED lights are one of the popular options that businesses use to reduce energy costs as they consume less energy and save you money in the long run, they are also environmentally friendly compared to other lights. But why Lumiqs Intelligent LED Lights? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnaIPuhjeb0&t=1s Our Lumiqs Intelligent LED Lights are not the usual cost-saving, its smart motion detector enables you to save even more because it only illuminates when you need it. With the motion sensor, Lumiqs Intelligent LED Lights will immediately illuminate when it detects the presence of human beings, forklift trucks or other movements. Neighbouring light units will simultaneously illuminate at a dimmed level to provide further convenience, comfort and safety. In areas where there is a degree of natural light…

How to keep Covid-19 viruses away from your workplace?

The world has been dealing with the impact of Covid-19 since early 2020. Covid-19 is dreadful because it can be easily transmitted. Apart from talking, sneezing, and coughing, an individual may be infected by touching an object or surface that has been contaminated by an infected individual and then touching their face. Though the duration of the Covid-19 virus surviving on a surface depends on the temperature, humidity, type of surface, and more, it can still stay up to 9 days on a metal surface such as jewellery, silverware, doorknobs, etc. With that being said, let’s think about how safe our workplace is. All companies adhere to precautionary measures by only allowing a minimum number of workers, wearing masks and many more. But even though we thought we had followed the SOP, why do some companies still turn into a Covid-19 cluster? It is because we may have neglected some of the…

Tips for Workplace Safety

Work-related injuries or illnesses can be severe or even fatal. According to Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH), there were 11,350 workplace injuries in 2020. This statistic means, among 100,000 workers, there will be 344 people who get injured, whether it is fatal, major or minor. 2020 Total Workplace Injuries 11,350 Fatal 30 Major 463 Minor 10,857 Source: Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council  In June, CNA reported three workers died in separate accidents within 5 days, one falling to death, one drowning and another pinned by toppled goods from a forklift. Additionally, in recent news, a forklift operator was jailed for two weeks where he was not supposed to drive a forklift if his vision was blocked, but he did, resulting in running over a man’s legs. The victim suffered severe injuries, and his lower limbs were subsequently amputated. The news has reminded us how significant it is to ensure our employee’s…

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