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Do you spend a lot of money and time on accident prevention, but still feel your compensation claims are too high? Maybe accidents aren’t the problem here. Perhaps the issue is predictable injuries. When your employees contort, lift, stretch or bend their bodies, legs and arms repetitively for extended periods of time, they are at risk of getting injured. This can lead to frequent absenteeism and reduced efficiency. However, most of the causes of injuries are predictable and preventable. Yes, it’s true! By using simple and readily available ergonomic lift tables, specifically designed to minimize movement, motion and stress leading to injuries, these causes can be prevented. To learn more, read on:
Increasing Safety IssuesEvery year, businesses from various industries end up losing millions of dollars due to injuries related to unsafe work environment, repetitive stress and accidents. Repetitive stress injuries are the most widespread form of injuries encountered by employees in a workplace, and results from trauma that builds over the course of time. In most cases, poor ergonomics is the primary cause of a large number of work-related injuries. As a matter of fact, a majority of the injuries reported under workers’ compensation can be easily prevented. All it really takes is implementing the right safety equipment, and that’s where lift tables come into play.
How Can Lift Tables Help?Back injuries, one of the most common types of injuries in a workplace, can easily be prevented by using lift tables. They provide employees with proper assistance and support during the lifting, repositioning and transportation of materials. Moreover, they also allow employees to avoid lifting above their knees (which causes a greater load) and leads to some of the most common injuries in the workplace. Lift tables are engineered to eliminate bending up and down, they automatically rise and lower during loading or unloading operations, thus avoiding repetitive bending, reaching and straining. When the load weight changes, the lift table will automatically reposition itself, always keeping the load at the best optimal working height. Most high-quality lift tables also feature restraint systems, further protecting employees and the materials they handle. Not only do lift tables reduce the incidences of injuries among employees, but also improves the speed at which employees perform their daily tasks. As a result, you can expect to see an increase in efficiency and productivity, along with a sharp decline in the operating costs of your business.
Types of Lift TablesWhile lift tables make it easier for employees to perform everyday work-related tasks, as they can handle heavy loads in a matter of seconds, there are different types of lift tables available to choose from, each offering a unique set of benefits. The following are the most common types of lift tables:
- Hydraulic Lift Tables
- Scissor Lift Tables
- Pneumatic Lift Tables