Handling heavy items is one of the major causes of workplace injury, often resulting in lost workdays and unnecessary suffering. Implementing ergonomic processes, and using lifting aids designed for safe and ergonomic lifting can save employees from pain and loss of income, and save both time and money for the business. Swedish engineering from TAWI helps businesses all over the world create safe workplaces where healthy employees can lift safely and run efficient operations.
Prevention of workplace injury
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 work environment for their employees, and implementing ergonomic lifting aids is a safe way of minimizing workplace injury in industries where manual handling 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 processes. Fact is that work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomic lifting helps lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs.
Multiple benefits from ergonomic lifting
TAWI has been providing ergonomic lifting equipment for decades, and clearly see how much their clients save through the implementation of ergonomic lifting procedures. No matter the size of the business, there is a lot to gain from using lifting aids, both for the company and their employees. When TAWI evaluates how much their clients gain from implementing 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 workstations. Higher productivity, healthier employees, and greater workforce flexibility result 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 goods improperly or carrying loads too large or too heavy are common dangers associated with manual lifting. Workers are often under the impression that lifting manually 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 enabling employees to 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.
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