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Best Ergonomic Equipment & Safety Tips for Warehouse Workers

Best Ergonomic Equipment & Safety Tips for Warehouse Workers

Warehouse workers are typically required to lift heavy objects, perform repetitive operations, push and pull weights, and bend and reach in awkward positions. The nature of their professions frequently causes work-related injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouse workers sustain nearly double the number of injuries as the overall population. Each year, these incidents cost the warehouse business a significant amount of money and might have a severe impact on production.

Your warehouse's safety and efficiency can be improved with ergonomics. Ergonomic equipment guarantees that your workers work in the best posture for their bodies and can even prevent accidents from arising in the first place. But, exactly, what is ergonomics? And what kind of ergonomic equipment do you need to keep warehouse workers safe and boost productivity? Let us investigate more.

What is Warehouse Ergonomic Equipment?

Ergonomics is the study of how jobs are performed in a particular workplace. It also entails creating occupations and responsibilities that are appropriate for your employees (rather than forcing their bodies to fit the job). Warehouse ergonomic equipment allows your staff to operate in a "neutral position," which means they will not have to reach too far above, below, or away from their bodies.

When you have a firm grasp on your workplace processes, you may make changes to better meet the demands of your employees. In any warehouse, for example, there are high-volume commodities that move faster than others. According to the 80/20 rule, 20% of your products are chosen 80% of the time. As a result, focusing your ergonomic efforts on your most moving products can yield positive outcomes. OSHA's ergonomics regulations and guidelines recommend tilt and raise tables, as well as other ergonomic material handling equipment, to complete duties safely and effectively.

Types of Ergonomic Material Handling Equipment for Warehouses 

Gold Key Equipment provides a selection of ergonomic lifting equipment that may keep your staff safe while also encouraging a productive workplace, such as

  • Backsaver Lifts -

    These adjustable lifts have a wide range of applications, including order picking and machine feeding, as well as job positioning and pallet loading. Backsaver Lite Lifts (with holding capabilities of up to 1,500 lbs.) and Backsaver Standard Lifts are available from A-Lined (which can hold up to 6,000 lbs.). These hydraulic work tables are completely customizable based on your budget and requirements.
  • Portable Lifts -

    With one of our Portable Lifters and Transporters, you can ensure that your personnel are safe wherever they go. We provide a selection of low-cost solutions that are lightweight, sturdy, and easily transported. Our Portable Lifters and Transporters are perfect for a variety of tasks such as lifting, assembling, stacking, and more.
  • Tilters -

    Many back injuries are caused by workers reaching into deep containers, which is an unnatural movement that generates a lot of strain. You can, however, reduce this common injury by purchasing a Container Tilter. By placing containers such that the contents within are easily accessible, these devices promote safety and productivity. A-Lined Handling Systems provides both permanent and portable Container Tilters with capacities of up to 6,000 lbs.

The adoption of proper ergonomic lifting equipment can significantly minimize the number of warehouse injuries each year. Contact Gold Key Equipment  today for more information on the best warehouse equipment for your business.