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Shock Absorbency Matters—Start Preventing Workplace Injuries in Your Facility

Posted by Kate Newman on Nov 3, 2014 11:39:00 AM

"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people."
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
 

According to OSHA, more than 145,000 people are working in over 7,000 warehouses. Unfortunately, the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. To limit potential hazards, we must begin to look at protection with an entirely new approach, one that combines total facility planning and thoughtfully engineered products.

Current damage prevention solutions often consist of steel, concrete or wooden barriers. These solutions are designed solely to protect racking and products. An impact with these solutions can destroy your forklift and severely injure the operator.

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Today’s sophisticated warehouse and distribution centers require a comprehensive solution to the problem of damage prevention, known as shock-absorbent design. Shock absorbency protects not only your racking and products but also your equipment and personnel. The right combination of high-tensile steel and HDPE plastic provides the proper give that's necessary when hard hits take place. 

Shock absorbency is only one feature to next-generation damage prevention solutions. If you’d like to learn more about shock absorbency and other features, download our eBook here. 

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Topics: Material Handling