Maximize Productivity & Minimize Workers’ Comp Injuries
The word “ergonomics” has created a buzz in the material handling industry over the past decade, but most people draw a blank when asked to explain the meaning of ergonomics. Simply defined, ergonomics is the science behind making the job fit the worker – physically and psychologically. When it comes to solving ergonomic problems, Miami Industrial Trucks has all the right moves. We offer a wide variety of ergonomic handling solutions to Dayton, Findlay, Toledo, and Troy, Ohio companies.
From work positioners to rotators, tilters, dumpers, and custom-designed systems, we have your ergonomic handling needs covered in Southwest and NorthwestOhio. If you have an interest in maximizing productivity, minimizing workers’ comp injuries, and improving the overall safety of your employees, we can come out to do a free ergonomic facility assessment. Reach out to our team for more details!
Why Investing in Industrial Ergonomic Equipment Matters
As an employer, you have a duty to ensure your employees have access to the best tools and equipment to complete their job tasks. When you select the right tools and equipment, you can create a safe, comfortable workspace that allows your workers to be more productive with less fear of accident or injury. When employees are comfortable and happy, productivity and efficiency tend to increase.
By focusing on your employees’ comfort and well-being and investing in ergonomic equipment, you’re actually reducing operational and healthcare costs for your organization. Isn’t it time you devoted your operations to improving the overall safety of your employees? Industrial ergonomic equipment can also help make you more compliant with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines.
Improving the Overall Safety of Employees With Ergonomics
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one-third of all workers’ compensation claims involve musculoskeletal disorders affecting the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. These types of disorders are often caused by workplace strain from lifting heavy items, bending, pushing and pulling heavy loads, or working in awkward positions while performing repetitive tasks, such as on a production or assembly line. Many work-related musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented by fitting the job to the person with industrial ergonomic equipment and training employees about proper body mechanics when performing their job. Miami Industrial Trucks offers operator safety training in Ohio.
How You Can Make Your Workplace More Ergonomic
Not sure where to get started when making ergonomic improvements to your warehouse facility? If possible, ensure your employees are involved in the process. Identify any potential safety hazards in your workplace and develop a plan to reduce the risks of injury. Talk to your employees about how you can make their job easier or more comfortable. Examples of making workplaces more ergonomic include choosing equipment with easy-to-use controls or power lifting mechanisms instead of relying on employees to do heavy manual lifting. By investing in shelving and racking options that place commonly used items closer to the floor, you can prevent accidents occurring when employees have to bend down, reach overhead, or climb a step ladder. When items are at elbow height, less strain is put on the human body. Likewise, you can make certain repetitive tasks easier on your employees with conveyor systems.
Benefits of Making an Industrial Workplace More Ergonomic
When you discuss ergonomics and making improvements in the workplace with your employees, it creates better employee engagement. This, in turn, usually leads to more workplace satisfaction and employees who are interested in remaining with your company for the long term. Satisfied employees tend to be more productive and healthier, reducing company absences and healthcare costs. Workers who are injured, tired, or strained typically don’t perform their jobs well. You should notice a boost in quality as well as productivity after investing in ergonomic equipment. When you make ergonomic improvements, you promote an elevated company culture and an industry reputation that shows your dedication to listening to your employees’ needs and making conditions safer and better for all.
Maximizing Productivity With Help From Miami Industrial Trucks
In business since 1956, Miami Industrial Trucks is one of North America’s leading suppliers of industrial ergonomic equipment. We specialize in developing full-service material handling solutions for large, multi-national companies who need assistance managing their equipment fleets and warehouse operations. We have numerous industrial ergonomic equipment available through our industrial products catalog, including custom lift assists, lifting devices, adjustable height work tables, and more. Talk to us about our selection of the best industrial ergonomic handling and workstation equipment at competitive prices to help your company maximize productivity and profit margins. With locations in Dayton, Findlay, Toledo, and Troy, we serve Southwest Ohio.
Contact Us for All Your Ergonomic Handling Needs Today
Miami Industrial Trucks would love to discuss the science behind industrial ergonomic equipment with you in greater detail. Contact us today to request more information or a quote on equipment for your warehouse or facility in Dayton, Findlay, Toledo, Troy, or a surrounding area. We’re here for you!