A company in Florida with under $15 million in annual sales is a good example. This company had experienced the high costs associated with worker back injury due to repetitive motion associated with production work. The workers bent over to remove components from pallets, and this repetitive motion over a period of time resulted in several back injuries leading to lost productivity, insurance rate increases, and worker compensation rate increases.
Floor Level Lift Table Video
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The answer turned out to be a floor level lift table. This product offered quick installation on floor level, 110 Volt AC power, Operator control of lift table height by foot control, and flexibility for movement as plant layout changes over time. The product reduced back injuries, increased productivity by 20%, and had a quick 3 month pay back. Safety, production, and ergonomics can work together to increase company profits and protect the most valuable assets, the associates.