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4 Ways Caster Integration Creates A Safe, World-class Manufacturing Facility

Company-wide we’ve continued to toughen our responsibility in safety with an accident prevention culture, which improved the ergonomics of our workplace environment and line of products.

After navigating along the crest of safety for many, many years – we’ve witnessed a strong connection between a safe workforce and one that’s able to perform at the peak of world-class status.

Here are 4 beneficial components that casters provide the manufacturing workplace, which could yield positive results for your business.

1. CASTERS REDUCE OVEREXERTION INJURIES

What else is there to say about overexertion injuries? Physical overexertion imposes heavy costs on companies and is the #1 leading cause of workplace injuries, costing global businesses an average $51,000 dollars of direct loss.

Utilizing advances in ergonomics within the material handling sector can decrease overexertion work-injuries. For instance, the CC Apex caster series is ergonomically designed to minimize push/pull and reduce work-related injuries.

Overexerction

2. PROPER CASTER INTEGRATION ENHANCES PRODUCTIVITY

When the correct caster is chosen to minimize the amount of push/pull forces, the effort on the associate is cut in ½ without reducing the workload involved in production. Some casters are able to reduce push/pull forces up to 50%.

As a result, associates have more energy and are able to perform their current duties more quickly and efficiently with fewer errors. Improving the process maximizes production capacity while reducing mistakes and minimizing injury to boost profits and the bottom line.

3. CASTERS TRIM INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND LOWER INSURANCE COSTS

Choosing the correct caster provides a plethora of benefits directly to the staff and production schedule, but also indirectly in multitude of avenues.

Needless to say, choosing the correct caster also reduces the caster spend due to increased durability of the caster, not having to change the casters out as much, eliminating downtime of the material handling cart (which can result in tens of thousands of dollars lost per minute), and associated labor costs.

As a result, BWC claims are reduced which decreases the overall insurance rate. The business may see a large reduction of medical costs associated with the #1 cause of work-related injuries: strain/sprain. When you keep your normal staff on the floor rather than out with an injury, you eliminate the cost of hiring, training and temporary labor, which can be a tremendous expense.

4. A CASTER-ENABLED SAFE WORK ENVIRONMENT BOOSTS MORALE!

When safety and ergonomics are improved for the team members, this enhances the perception of the team members that Corporate is looking out for their well-being. When team members feel wanted and needed, the associates have a much higher sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Coupled with the reduction of the workload of a reduced push/pull force, the improvement in the well-being of the team members is maximized, which results in a better attitude of the staff.

Conclusion

Confirming existing evidence, the proper integration of casters provides advantages for your business in the areas of productivity, expense reduction and a happier workforce.