Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of workplace injury, resulting in lost workdays and unnecessary suffering. Implementing procedures for ergonomic lifting, and using lifting aids designed for safe lifting can save employees from distress and loss of income, and save time and money for the business. Reliable Swedish engineering from TAWI helps businesses worldwide build safe work environments where healthy employees can lift safely and run efficient operations.
Workplace injury can be prevented
OHSA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) reports that musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are among the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees, and implementing ergonomic lifting equipment is a safe way of minimising workplace injury in industries where manual moving of materials is necessary. OHSA notes that the number and severity of MSDs resulting from physical overexertion, and their associated costs, can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principles. Work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomic lifting helps lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.
Business benefits from ergonomic lifting
TAWI UK has been providing ergonomic lifting equipment for decades, and can see how much their clients save through the implementation of ergonomic lifting procedures. No matter how big or small the business is, there is a lot to gain from using lifting aids, both for the business and their employees. When TAWI UK evaluates how much their clients gain from using ergonomic lifting equipment, they always look at three main areas; productivity, health, and flexibility.
Thomas Bräutigam, CEO of the TAWI group, explains how these three areas interact. – First our products improve productivity by allowing workers to lift more with less effort. Secondly, they relieve employees from strenuous lifting, helping them to stay healthy, alert and efficient. Third, our ergonomic lifting equipment gives everyone the power to lift, which creates a flexible workplace where employees can move between work stations. Higher productivity together with healthier employees and greater workforce flexibility results in a cost efficient and ergonomic workplace. That is how we help businesses save money, Thomas Bräutigam concludes.
Save time with ergonomic lifting aids
Strains and sprains from lifting loads improperly, or from carrying loads that are too large or too heavy are common dangers associated with manual handling. Workers often believe that manual lifting will be quicker compared to using lifting aids. This might be true in a very short perspective, but when it comes to repeated lifting, ergonomic lifting equipment can save a lot of time. Not to mention the health benefits gained from avoiding injury and overexertion.
Preventing work-related injuries and making sure that employees can work efficiently all day, every day will help keep an efficient workflow at all times. Make sure employees are not lifting beyond their capabilities and create a safe environment populated with healthy workers.
Learn more about TAWI ergonomic lifting equipment here.