none

Rotacaster shows how to prevent workplace injuries

31-08-2010
by 
in 
Rotacaster shows how to prevent workplace injuries
At the recent Queensland Safety Show Rotacaster presented a well-received seminar focusing on the issue of Risk Driven Opportunities in Manual Materials Handling. 
 
The numbers are staggering. Around two thirds of people involved in manual materials handling experience an injury. 
 
Most suffer back pain or are affected by musculoskeletal issues. The cost of these injuries is equally significant, with WorkSafe Victoria reporting an average workers comp claim of $55,000. 
 
These issues are further compounded by the fact that the workforce is aging, becoming less fit and growing more obese. 
 
Further challenges arise when looking at the need for manual materials handling and the corresponding skill levels, which appear to be inversely related.
 
Rotacaster has been working with a growing range of corporate clients to address these issues by developing solutions around a range of tasks with injury risk. 
 
In each case the needs of three core stakeholders had to be addressed to deliver a successful solution: 
  • The user: by creating a user-friendly solution that inherently favoured correct use, it assured the cultural transition and a high level of compliance with safe operating procedures. 
  • Management: By delivering not only a safer, but a more productive solution, the company starts earning back the investment from day one. 
  • Health & Safety: Fundamentally, the solution needed to deliver safer outcome for everyone. 
 
By successfully addressing all three stakeholders with an easier, quicker and safer solution, Rotacaster has demonstrated that manual materials handling solutions can be improved, for everyone involved. 
 
Rotacaster
Ph: 1300 768 222

Related news & editorials

  1. 24.01.2019
    24.01.2019
    by      In
    Gibson Instrumentation Services, an enterprising Queensland contracting company, has developed a safer, faster and more cost-efficient way to assemble heavy Abon coal feeder chain links, using compact and powerful Enerpac hydraulic power instead of strenuous manual labour.
    Gibson manager Paul... Read More
  2. 24.01.2019
    24.01.2019
    by      In
    Connecting remote equipment to industrial networks is often an essential part of a manufacturing or logistics operation. And while there are many hardware options capable of providing this remote connectivity, security can be a serious concern with valuable data transmitted over open channels.
    One... Read More
  3. 23.01.2019
    23.01.2019
    by      In
    Enerpac has developed a novel cordless electric torque wrench pump that will bring speedy and precise hydraulic bolting and fastening technologies to remote sites and any application where a cord could cause a trip hazard.
    The 28V lithium ion technology XC-Series pump is ideal for demanding... Read More
  4. 22.01.2019
    22.01.2019
    by      In
    CNC turning machine tool operators can now quickly and easily boost the clamping force of their workholding equipment by a significant 50 percent using a new form of carbide application equipment.
    The Rocklinizer electronically applies a hard and wear-resistant surface of tungsten carbide, titanium... Read More