• Enhancing Productivity through Safety

    Abstract

    Enhancing Productivity through Safety White PaperToday’s fast turn, customer satisfaction-driven economy puts more pressure than ever on distribution center employees to meet productivity goals. Tight order fulfillment deadlines and complicated picks combined with throughput-based incentives, could cause operators to forget safe operating procedures.

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), businesses spend about $170 billion per year on costs related to occupational injuries and illnesses – expenditures that come directly out of company profits. However, workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent.

    This white paper offers a step-by-step approach to fostering a healthier, safer workplace through training, proper maintenance and operator-friendly lift truck features...

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