Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial, and father of the fork truck free movement predicts a rapid adoption to fork truck free work environments avoiding OSHA fines. Until now, fork truck free initiatives, particularly in the automotive sector, have been driven by improved throughput; the new motivation is avoiding OSHA fines.
Recent expensive fines reveal why forklifts represent a real liability. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Global Experience Specialists with four, including one willful, alleged safety violations after a worker was injured in a forklift incident at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. The Las Vegas-based trade show and exposition contractor faces proposed fines of $91,000. An employee from another company working in the convention center severely injured his foot when he was struck by a Global Experience Specialist worker operating a powered industrial truck. After the incident, Global Experience Specialists failed to train or check the certification of the forklift operator.
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Topper Industrial at MODEX 2016
Topper Industrial is exhibiting at MODEX 2016, the largest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries from April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees visiting Topper Industrial at booth #647, will learn about fork truck free material handling equipment. View the one-minute MODEX 2016 video about Topper Industrial titled, “At the Intersection of Material Handling,” go to http://www.modexshow.com/attendees/youroneminute.aspx
About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. Topper products keep material moving from the dock to the cart to the assembly line.
From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
While working with so many major manufacturers across North America, the team understands the importance of ergonomics and safety making it the top priority when designing custom solutions for clients. Because Topper Industrial understands the importance of safety, the company supports a fork truck free approach. Learn more at www.forktruckfree.com.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd or call 800-529-0909.
Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
Country: United States