Topper Industrial

EHS Data Reported by Topper Industrial Leader of North American Fork Truck Free Initiatives


Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/20/2016 -- Topper Industrial shared recent National Safety Council data revealing that while most companies have begun reporting on leading indicators, 24% still depend on lagging indicators. Similarly, a full one quarter of respondents' employees do not have access to technology, making real-time reporting nearly impossible.

Data collected at the National Safety Council were unsurprising, but the normalcy of these statistics is shocking:

- 22% of organizations still use manual processes to manage EHS activities

- Though 80% of respondents believe more safety hazards would be reported if they had access to a mobile reporting app, only 8% of organizations use mobile applications for reporting purposes

- When an incident occurs, the most common reporting process is to email or call a supervisor (33%), which is unsurprising given almost half of the survey's respondents spend all day, every day dealing with EHS-related matters

Despite this archaic manual processes the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) reported the overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work – as well as the number of median days needed to recover – decreased in 2015, according to data released earlier this month.

In 2015, 104.0 injury and illness cases per 10,000 full-time workers resulted in days away from work – a 2.9 percent decrease from the 107.1 rate recorded in 2014. For private industry, the rate was 93.9 – a drop of nearly 4 percent from the 2014 rate of 97.8.

The number of median days away from work, considered a "key measure of severity of injuries and illnesses" by BLS, fell to eight in 2015 from nine in 2014.

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Topper Industrial will exhibit at ProMat from April 3-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL at Booth #S3814. Topper Industrial will offer educational seminars titled, "Why the Fork Truck Free Movement is the North American 2017 Material Handling Trend," on April 3, 2017 from 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM in Theater D and April 5, 2017 from 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM in Theater E.

About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( 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.