Ergonomically Designed Magline Hand Trucks Prevent Injuries Reducing Workers Compensation Costs
Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/15/2016 -- Magline supports a culture of safety both on the road and inside the manufacturing plants and distribution centers and other locations where hand trucks are used. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering borne by employees.
No approach has been found for totally eliminating back injuries caused by lifting, though it is felt that a substantial portion can be prevented by an effective control program and ergonomic design of work tasks. Workforce health and safety is paramount and the data clearly shows that repetitive lifting, lowering, and moving injuries costs businesses millions of dollars each year. Automating those tasks significantly reduces the potential for injuries and costly downtime.
LiftPlus, the latest innovation from Magline, is a cost-effective revolutionary mobile lifting device which combines the best of a standard two-wheel hand truck including durability and functionality, along with automatic lifting and lowering capabilities. Avoiding just one work-related injury claim would offset the costs of a fleet of LiftPlus hand trucks. Any company facing a workers' compensation claim or an OSHA fine must evaluate LiftPlus as part of their safety strategy.
The hand-truck market is estimated at more than $30 billion annually and growing. Safety is not a fading fad, fluke, or just something to consider during National Safety month. In fact, the application of automated lifting devices like LiftPlus are seeing wide adoption in many different industry sectors. To view the LiftPlus video demonstration, go to: http://bit.ly/1r5YoXs.
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As a leader in the material handling industry, Magline, Inc. (http://www.magliner.com) is committed to creating innovative solutions that help people transport materials more safely and efficiently. For nearly seven decades, this commitment translates to creating exceptional products and service experience earning long-term customer loyalty. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift® Delivery System and the new LiftPlus™ technology, designs solutions to help companies move more product in less time, safely.
Magline understands the unique material handling requirements of product movement and remains at the forefront of designing aluminum equipment worldwide. With a strong dealer base in North America, as well as global presence, Magline offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and lean time-saving delivery solutions. Dynamic leadership ensures the Michigan-based manufacturer is consistently introducing innovative products and services, driven by customer needs and industry insights. Magline's industry knowledge and expertise has evolved into a compelling customer value proposition.
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