When choosing a lifting and moving solution for your facility, consider an overhead hoist, crane or monorail. Overhead lifting solutions improve efficiency, productivity and safety and reduces environmental impact. New technology has made overhead lifting solutions easier and more productive to use than ever before. Advancements include enhanced precision controls and longer lasting equipment.
Reason 1: Protect Your Employees
Employees move in and out of manufacturing facilities and shipping/ receiving areas throughout a normal work day. Overhead Lifting Systems work within a specific area and limit an employee’s exposure to potential accidents caused by dangers like forklift traffic. Overhead Lifting Systems move product safely.
Reduce Costs Associated with Accidents
Have you considered costs associated with OSHA citations, lost work time, replacement of an injured employee, medical expenses, increased workers’ compensation rates, and potential lawsuits? These issues cost employers billions of dollars every year making purchasing the safest lifting and moving system not just ideal, but a practical and cost saving proposition.
Ergonomic Solutions Combat Workers Compensation Claims
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH), back injuries cost American industry 10 to 14 billion dollars in workers’ compensation costs and about 100 million work days annually. In the past light loads were lifted manually contributing
to the statistics of on the job injury. Installing a lifting and moving solution that limits the amount of manual handling by your employees is a good measure to prevent physical injury. Whether handling 50 pounds or 50 tons, consider an Overhead Lifting System designed to safely and productively move your products. Whether from a floor to a work bench or on and off an assembly line; Overhead Lifting Solutions can be the smart choice.
Reason 2: Better Control & Precision
Control Your Load from a Safer Position
Radio remote controls and independent traveling pushbutton pendants allow for the operator of Overhead Lifting Solutions to stand away from the load. This means that the operator is further removed from danger. This reduces the risk of injury, and allows for a better view. This limits the risk of accidentally maneuvering the load into other workers in the area, walls, machinery, or obstacles.
Safe and Effortless Maneuvering
With Overhead Lifting Solutions such as bridge cranes, gantry cranes, and jib cranes, 90 degree maneuvers are typical. Monorails are often relied upon to increase efficiency by easily positioning materials along a set path. Overhead Lifting Solutions can range from manually operated systems carefully spotting loads to highly automated systems maneuvering with precision of one thousandth of the rated speed to an exact location.
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