Preventing Forklift Accidents by Adopting a Fork Truck Free Environment Smart According to Topper Industrial
Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/10/2016 -- Topper Industrial is committed to eliminated forklift related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Every three days, someone in the United States is killed in a forklift-related accident, and nearly 80 percent of forklift accidents involve a pedestrian. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 70 percent of all accidents reported could have been avoided with proper safety precautions. Despite the fact that employers and industry leaders are well aware of the dangers associated with forklift operations, many businesses fail to take appropriate measures to prevent such costly misfortunes. Tackling these disturbing injuries and fatalities head-on is Topper Industrial.
While there are new, even innovative manufacturers and suppliers of electronic safety and weighing devices, these solutions, mounted to a forklift or other moving vehicle, fail to stop the carnage. "There are far too many forklift-related injuries and fatalities that could have easily been prevented by simply operating a fork truck free environment," said Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial.
Vision Guided Vehicles (VGVs) contain all the safety solutions and eliminate the biggest source of danger, forklift drivers. Automated tuggers pull industrial carts. They are programmed and all the variability of the driver is removed. Lives are saved and injuries avoided. "European manufacturing plants and distribution centers implemented fork truck free initiatives more than a decade ago, yet North American operations had been reluctant to part with the vehicles because with low labor rates, the ROI (return on investment) of fork truck free was less obvious. With each cart leased a less than $100 per month the solution become evident very quickly," noted Brown.
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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.