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The Difference Between Federal and State OSHA

While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the most well-known source of workplace safety standards, state agencies also create regulations that protect workers from on-the-job injury or illness. In order to stay compliant, employers must follow the right set of standards — and the differences between federal and state laws can be considerable. Let’s start at the federal… Continue Reading

Battery Roller Stands or Single Level System Stands: Which is Right for Your Forklift Battery Room?

Forklift fleet managers across the world rely on BHS, Inc. for all of their battery handling needs. We provide a comprehensive line of battery room solutions, from a single Magnetic Cable Mount (CR-M) to a full Operator Aboard Battery Extractor System. And while we offer 10 models of Forklift Battery Stands, plus custom designs on request, two in particular can… Continue Reading

Sheet Material Storage Racks: Vertical vs. Horizontal

Few materials in the construction warehouse are as tricky to handle as sheet metal. Aluminum or steel, sheet metal’s sharp edges and awkward sizes place a strain on workers. They can also strain the bottom line, adding costs in both staffing and warehousing space. One solution is to find the ideal balance between storage footprint and easy access, whether you’re… Continue Reading

Pit-Mounted Lift Tables: Industries and Applications

Lift Tables provide a solution for lifting heavy materials, whether the goal is to position them for ergonomic work or to elevate them to a mezzanine level. With the right safety features, Scissor Lifts can even lift personnel to improve work positioning. However, not all Lift Tables are suitable for all types of loading. Most BHS Lift Tables have a… Continue Reading

The Difference Between Industrial Cable and Wire

On warehouse floors, the terms “cable” and “wire” are sometimes used interchangeably. Electrical and communications contractors sometimes use the words to describe the same products, too — but most understand the key differences. Put simply, a wire is a single conductor and a cable is a group of conductors. A wire is often a single strand of a conductive material… Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Provides Custom Tilt Table for a Knapheide Manufacturing Line

Knapheide Manufacturing Co. has been producing work-ready vehicle solutions since 1848. They have established themselves as the industry leader in the utility truck bed market, and they excel in creating custom solutions for many sectors of the work-vehicle industry. That kind of success depends on keeping production lines moving. In 2020, Knapheide decided to expand their Quincy, Illinois based manufacturing operations with a high-cycle manufacturing line. Managers reached out to long-time dealer of material handling equipment, John Henry Foster, who in turn contacted an existing partner: BHS, Inc. This wouldn’t be the first time John Henry Foster, BHS, and Knapheide worked together. In 2018, BHS completed a large project for Knapheide, including rotary Lift Tables and a prototype Tilt Table… Continue Reading

Choosing Between Custom Industrial Carts and Standard Models

Every material handling application needs transport carts, but sometimes an off-the-floor model can’t do the job. Still, it can be tempting to order a fleet of material handling carts from what’s available in the catalog. After all, aren’t custom industrial carts hard to find? And aren’t they a hassle to order? Not necessarily. BHS, Inc. is a U.S.-based manufacturer that… Continue Reading

Last Mile Delivery Ramps for Distribution Center Docks

In the United States, most warehouse docks stand somewhere between 45 and 55 inches above the ground. That range works for semi-trailers, even if it’s not an exact match for every bed height. Dock plates and edge-of-dock levelers can usually make up the difference, allowing safe, reasonably flat passage from dock to trailer and back.  But loading docks aren’t just… Continue Reading

Electrician Carts for Vendor Managed Inventory

Most of the electrical wholesalers in the United States are small businesses, typically with fewer than 50 employees. But major online retailers are also making a play for the industry. In one recent survey, 33 percent of electrical material distributors said that the greatest threat to continued success is Amazon Business. As large, online sellers increase their share of the… Continue Reading