Industry Specific Booklets Files
With high speed saws, routers and other machinery; long workpieces; and large, cumbersome assemblies, the wookworking and furniture industries are particularly susceptible to workplace accidents, injuries, and production inefficiencies.
Let Southworth show you how to increase productivity while improving worker safety in a number of common woodworking applications with the addition of simple, inexpensive lifting and positioning equipment.
The metalworking and fabricating industries involve many activities that can be time consuming and dangerous. There are many causes of worker injury, but the most common is lifting, followed by lifting related injuries. Let Southworth show you how to make your workers safer and more productive with simple ergonomic materials handling equipment.
Paper, Printing & Publishing
The Paper, Printing, Publishing and Graphics industries involve many operations that require lifting and handling of sheets, rolls, and printed materials, all of which pose the risk of worker injury. This section identifies areas of concern and ways in which the use of simple, inexpensive lifting and positioning equipment can reduce the risk of worker injury while increasing productivity.
Warehousing & Distribution
In distribution and warehousing facilities, workers spend almost all of their time in moving and handling activities. As a result, they are constantly in danger of injury.
There are many causes of such injury, but the number one cause is lifting, followed by lifting-related activities - repetitive reaching, bending, stretching, and other contortions.
The solution is to find ways to eliminate lifting and lifting related activities.
Light assembly work may not require heavy lifting, but in many cases, it does involve reaching, bending, stooping, awkward positions, and other repetitious manual functions that can lead to cumulative trauma disorders.
The best way to avoid these productivity robbing conditions is to position the work at a comfortable height and angle. Even more important is the ability to alter the work position so the worker can perform task comfortably while standing or sitting.
Heavy Machinery & Transportation
The heavy machinery and transportation industries involve the repetitive handling and manipulation of large workpieces and assemblies. These activities are extremely hazardous and can result in lifting injuries and lifting-related injuries from reaching, bending, stretching, and other physical contortions. This page shows how lifting and lifting-related injuries can be eliminated or reduced through the use of simple and inexpensive mechanical lifting and positioning equipment.