Topper Industrial Explains to Manufacturers How Risk Assessment Leads to Fork Truck Free Environment

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, ( 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
Phone: 262-886-6931
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
City: Sturtevant
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States