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Important Safety Tips for Factories and Industrial Workplaces

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June is National Safety Month.

According to the National Safety Council, almost 13,000 American workers are injured each day, resulting in as many in as many as 99,000,000 lost production days per year (no, that’s not a typo).

The most common causes of workplace injuries are overexertion, falls, and contact with objects and equipment, and three of the top five occupations with the greatest number of workplace injuries are shipping, manufacturing, and maintenance.

At mk North America, we recognize that many of the most at-risk occupations and activities in the country deal with material handling systems and conveyors every day. That’s why we take safety extremely seriously—in our own facility and in those of our partners and customers.

In the spirit of National Safety Month, here are some important safety tips for factories, shipping facilities, and other industrial workplaces.  

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Employee Spotlight: Celebrating 20 Years with Bob Gardner

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When companies are small and just getting off the ground it is common for employees to become a “jack of all trades:” well-rounded and diverse in their skills and knowledge. When mk North America, Inc. was a fledgling company 20 years ago, it found such an employee in Bob Gardner. Gardner came to mk with a background in architecture but a desire to work with his hands as he had done previously in his father’s plumbing company and in construction.

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