Ed Brown, Topper Industrial CEO knows first-hand what makes manual materials handling hazardous. While materials handling is always hazardous, the level of hazard depends on what is being handled, the nature of the task, and the conditions at the workplace or work site.
Every workplace includes tasks that involve manual materials handling: lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, holding, or restraining. When the work exceeds a worker’s physical capabilities, however, serious injuries can result.
At ErgoExpo this week, the Topper Industrial team will help attendees examine when the tasks performed are too heavy or in a location too high or low for a safe lift. Product being transported may be too big or a shape that makes it difficult to handle. Sometimes product is wet, slippery, or have sharp edges that makes grasping or gripping impossible. Often product is place in a manner that is unstable which can shift the center of gravity because it contains material that can flow, such as water, sand, or a partially filled drum.
Brown insists that hazardous tasks for materials handling workers become obvious when poor lifting techniques are used, such as lifting too fast, too often, or too long. Lifting with back bent or while twisting or reach too far is also problematic, such a lifting while sitting or kneeling.
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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.
Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.
Company Name: Topper Industrial
Contact Person: Jillian Burrow, Marketing Manager
Address:1729 NE Frontage Road
Country: United States