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.
It is with great pleasure that mk North America welcomes Thomas Schaffner as their Sales and Business Development Manager. Schaffner is a dedicated, tireless sales professional with a long and deep career in the robotics industry.
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.
mk North America, a leading designer and manufacturer of conveyor and material handling systems, recently attended the 2017 Automate in Chicago, highlighting select recirculating conveyor systems and introducing the new SPU 2040 line of conveyors.
Conveyor system manufacturer mk North America is announcing the introduction of two new modular plastic conveyor systems, the KFM-P 2040 incline conveyor and KMF-P 2040 curved conveyor, to their aluminum conveyor offerings, as well as the relaunch of the existing MBF-P 2040 system.