Topper Industrial Explores Musculoskeletal Disorders and Critical Role of Ergonomics in Manufacturing

Employers in both the manufacturing plant floor and the offices report that one of the most pressing ergonomic topics is the workers’ request sit/stand desks. Throughout the offices and manufacturing work space of Topper Industrial, ergonomic training is part of the company’s lean initiatives. Adjustable workstations reduce risks from work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and sedentary and static work postures.

MSDs are a major Environmental Health & Safety concern and cost businesses as much as $54 billion annually, according to estimates from the Institute of Medicine. In addition to increased back pain, sedentary and static postures are also known contributors to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Ergonomic industrial carts help companies get in front of these risks by providing employees with an affordable product allowing workers to self-assess and self-correct ergonomic issues. The benefits of ergonomics include decreased worker compensation costs, increased productivity and better overall employee job satisfaction.

The most effective ergonomics programs consider the personal needs and risks that each employee faces at their individual workstations. In the past, employers had to hire expensive coaches to assess and train all employees to achieve that level of customization. Many companies today do not have the expertise, resources, or budget to deploy this kind of training or product selection. With simple user-friendly solutions, fork truck free work spaces are accomplished with minimal training.

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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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Media Contact
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