- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, working with notably dangerous equipment is one of the leading causes of workplace injury
- There are four safe stages for every lift: preparation, lifting, carrying, and setting down.
- Consult with your employer’s safety team leader and shop supervisor to make sure you’re utilizing all lifting aids
Since opening the doors of our first manufacturing facility in 1918, employee and workplace safety has always been the number one priority at Keller Technology. For over 100 years, our employees have safely utilized notably dangerous equipment in the workplace such as overhead cranes, chains, straps, and hand trucks to move, manipulate, and reorient heavy objects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; these tasks combined are one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. In 2001 it was reported that over one-third of time lost at work was the result of shoulder and back injuries.
There are four stages of every lift:
- Setting down.
Our trained employees carefully plan and execute every stage to minimize the risk of injury to themselves or their fellow employees.
There are many resources available to help educate and prepare yourself for the type of lifting you are required to do. When planning a material handling task consult your employer’s safety team leader and shop supervisor to make sure you’re correctly utilizing all of the lifting aides at your disposal.
Keller Technology’s facilities in Tonawanda, NY and Huntersville, NC are outfitted with modern material handling equipment and tools. Extensive training is completed by all shop personnel to prepare them for moving large heavy components, machinery, and tooling on a daily basis. When employees know and practice good protocol for lifting, they are less likely to suffer from injuries caused by the handling of heavy objects.