Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/16/2016 -- During National Safety Month and every month, Topper Industrial is committed to both saving lives and creating safe workplaces.
Unintentional injuries in the workplace – such as falls, motor vehicle crashes and exposures to chemicals or other harmful substances – have reached their highest level since 2008, according to National Safety Council analysis of final federal data. In 2014, 4,132 workers died of unintentional injuries – an increase of 6 percent over 2013. This is the first sizable increase in unintentional workplace deaths in 20 years. In that time, 92,533 workers have been killed – every single death preventable.
The data gets worse. Certain industries experienced sharper rises in unintentional injuries than others, including the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry (18 percent), the mining industry (18 percent), the manufacturing industry (11 percent), and the construction industry (8 percent). Older workers also saw a record-high number of fatalities – both intentional and unintentional. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1,691 fatalities among workers 55 and older – a 4 percent increase over 2013.
Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work. Safety is no accident. A model for workplace improvement is part of the Topper Industrial comment. Ed Brown, founder of the company and father to the Fork Truck Free movement in North America believes investing in safety is a sound business decision.
Organizations that instill a culture of safety throughout all levels of their organization witness improvements in quality, efficiency, and productivity. Topper Industrial team members have seen that manufacturers that stop fork lifts, experience fewer injuries and illnesses, reduced workers' compensation claims, and less business interruption.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.ForkTruckFree.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.