The stainless steel enclosures we make are great for protecting electronic equipment from water damage, and the stands we make for those enclosures and for other equipment can help protect personnel from injury by making sure workers can efficiently access equipment without excessive bending and straining.
Making sure your plant’s maintenance and production workers have the best possible ergonomics is especially important in refrigerated work environments. According to OSHA, “prolonged awkward postures” is an example of a common ergonomic risk factor. And cold working conditions may add even more risk to workers. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/
Put the two together and it seems clear that awkward body positions in a cold plant is just about asking for trouble.
Do you have equipment sitting on a floor or a countertop? Do you see workers repeatedly bending over to change label stock or other consumables?
In situations like those, something as simple as a custom-made stand could help you make your plant’s floor space more efficient and the work environment safer.
Now that we’ve covered the importance of getting equipment at the right height, let’s look at how easy it can be to get it in the right location.
A custom stainless steel cart can make your plant more efficient and save thousands of dollars.
For example, let’s say you have two lines producing boxed product.
One line runs in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The distance between the two lines is about 200 feet. You certainly could get two separate labeling stations.
But look at the savings you would realize if you got one labeling station and made it mobile by integrating it into a custom built cart.
That’s the kind of efficiency that today’s competitive marketplace demands.