Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/03/2016 -- The current issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine features Ed Brown (founder of Topper Industrial) who is considered the father of the North American fork truck free (FTF) movement. Brown said, "The fork truck free approach will work for any company that operates production lines and processes that are normally fed materials using forklifts; many leading distribution centers are considering driverless options."
Safety was the initial driver of the FTF movement with material handling equipment including industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. Products that keep material moving from the dock to the cart to the assembly line emphasize the importance of ergonomics and safety as top priority.
More than 50 percent of all new distribution centers have a statement requiring that all new lines will be FTF. The need for creative, innovation solutions is in direct proportion with the demands of complexity, kitting, and efficiency while increasing safety, reducing line side inventory, delivering parts accurately, and increasing quality.
Every year, hundreds of people are killed using forklifts worldwide. Federal OSHA estimates that in the United States alone there are nearly 100 worker fatalities and another 20,000 workers seriously injured in forklift-related incidents annually. OSHA estimates that there are 110,000 forklifts accidents each year and $135 million in immediate costs are incurred due to forklift accidents.
Occupational Health & Safety has been an industry leader for over 84 years and continues to provide an effective collection of media outlets for promoting health and safety products and services.
ErgoExpo and Topper Industrial:
Topper will exhibit at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from November 15-18, 2016. Topper Industrial will exhibit at booth 500.
Register to attend: http://ergoexpo.com/register.html
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) 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. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.