Topper Industrial recently shared the importance of manufacturers focusing on preventing accidents and the corresponding positive impacts on operations. Of course accidents cause an unacceptable emotional cost to employees; the direct and indirect costs of an accident – from workers’ compensation benefits and lost productivity to damaged goods and machinery – can accelerate quickly and must also be considered.
The single biggest risk on the manufacturing plant floor is the forklift. Only in a fork truck free environment can the severity and probability of worker injury be dramatically mitigated. Automated solutions that are ergonomically desirable, cost-effective, (industrial carts are leased at less than $100 per cart per month) and pull by automated tuggers rather than fork trucks, prove safer and more profitable.
OSHA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs suggested that $4-6 is saved for every $1 invested in safety equipment and programs. There are webinars, events, and copious discussions of compliance to applicable standards; reducing machine operator risk; protecting capital equipment; safety components; architecting a safety solution and establishing integration protocols. These are all fine, but feeble attempts to permanently reduce the probability and severity of risk.
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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. 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.
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.
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Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
Country: United States