Safety is key in manufacturing. Ergonomics play a big part in safety for manufacturing employees, which is why it is important to provide accessible workspaces for your staff.
If you have ever been involved in a workplace injury, you know how detrimental it is both to the injured individual and the company.
Worker safety should be a priority for every company. With access structures, manufacturers can rest assured that their employees will be well-equipped to perform their jobs without unnecessary risk.
Learn more about iGAM’s Platform with Ladder product and the importance of safety below.
Platform with ladder for manufacturing
Safety standards for industrial spaces
OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, is a federal agency in the United States that governs health and safety standards in all industries, spanning from childcare to construction.
Industrial spaces are notoriously dangerous due to the potential for falls, electric shocks, heavy equipment accidents, and more. And while you might think of a standard desk job when you hear the word “ergonomics,” it has serious implications in manufacturing as well.
A workspace that is awkward and uncomfortable to work in can cause musculoskeletal disorders, which, in 2013, accounted for one-third of all injury and illness cases.
This list of ergonomic risk factors from OSHA reveals the different ways workers can be injured due to accessibility issues:
- Exerting excessive force
- Excessive repetition
- Awkward, unsupported postures
- Static postures
- Compression from grasping or leaning
- Inadequate recovery time
As you can see, it is necessary to consider workplace ergonomics so workers can access their tasks without causing strain or injury.
Why are accessibility and ergonomics important in manufacturing?
In order for manufacturing employees to perform their jobs to their best abilities, they need accessible workspaces.
An accessible and ergonomic workspace allows your workers to perform tasks while:
- Preventing unnecessary strain and/or injuries
- Producing more output
- Reducing human error due to inefficient workspaces
- Increasing scalability
- Minimizing downtime
- Saving company expenses incurred from injuries
- Increasing cost savings by reducing downtime and increasing scalability
So, not only do your employees benefit from having a safer workspace, but your customer demand and your bottom line will improve as well.
Are you in need of access structures to provide safer workspaces for your employees?
If so, visit the iGAM Marketplace! We have an entire category dedicated to access structures so you can improve your warehouse.
This week, we are featuring our Platform with Ladder product. Adding this access structure to your facility will provide an easy way for your workers to reach tall heights without risking falls or other injuries.
The total height of the Platform with Ladder is 100 inches, and the platform dimensions are 26"x73"x59.5".
At $1,200, this item is a steal! Invest in the safety of your employees and the long-term benefits for your company by adding a Platform with Ladder to your warehouse today.
Plus, you have the option to Make an Offer on our industrial products! Send us your best price and we’ll get back to you within one business day if we accept your offer.
In need of financing? We got you!
iGAM offers two ways to finance:
- Fill out the quick application on the product page and choose the best financing plan from the nation’s top lenders
- Apply for credit with our partner Behalf and purchase any equipment you need while making low monthly payments.
Provide your employees with a safer workplace without breaking the budget. Visit our Financing page to learn more about our financing options.
Create safe work environments with iGAM
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We specialize in providing affordable products that meet the demands of your business and enjoy working with our customers to deliver the results they expect. With unbeatable prices, selection, and customer service, iGAM aims to be the ultimate destination for automation products across the industry and an essential part of every manufacturer's asset management strategy.
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