August, 2013 - L P International Inc. the Manufacturer of PowerMate® is excited to launch a new product for customers tasked with moving barrels and drums up and down stairs and on and off vehicles - Our new !
Not to over simplify and regardless of the size of a Company, there are several attributes we have observed for all companies who have implemented successful Safety Programs:
The following are excerpts from the findings of the ongoing Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Study to date:
The U.S. Department of Labor quotes an average of $29,000.00
The PowerMate® Ergonomic Advantage (Excerpts from the Stuart Report):
“Industry estimates suggest that 75%, or more, of workplace injuries are back related. The medical bills and loss time from work costs U.S. industries $20 billion annually. Investing in ways to mitigate these costs and reduce absenteeism is more than an ideal, it’s an economic necessity!
The world’s leading manufacturers recognize the economic benefits to be realized in sustaining a healthy workforce and therefore commit substantial resources into ergonomics. Consequently, the emphasis on ergonomics has become a paramount concern for every company worldwide.
What’s a hot commodity this time of year? PowerMate’s very own LE-1 Stair Climbing Hand Truck. As this is the time of year when wood and gas stoves, gas fireplaces, and alternative stoves are more commonly moved and installed, our LE-1 finds a good niche. From March 13th through March 16th, we’ll be exhibiting our PowerMate LE-1 Stair Climbing Hand Truck at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The PowerMate LE-1 is very popular with gas fitters and anyone doing wood, pellet or gas stove installations because it’s ideally suited for moving wood stoves.
Delivery drivers, installation technicians and repairman of every stripe are constantly required to transport heavy, cumbersome parts and tools into areas only accessible by a flight of stairs. With standard hand trucks, the possibility of strained backs, pulled muscles or even serious injuries are ever present. In many instances, the equipment itself is damaged in some manner. The
L P International Inc., will be giving away a PowerMate® L-1 stair climbing hand truck to one lucky business this spring in an effort to raise awareness of this highly versatile and dependable powered safety moving machine.
If you have been reading the articles in this blog you may already be familiar with some of the reasons for using a PowerMate®. Labor savings and safety are two big reasons customers agree are important. But did you also know that there are less tangible benefits to using a PowerMate stair climber for residential and commercial deliveries? Your technicians, the ones most likely to be using the machines on a regular basis, will thank you for making their job easier and safer.
The fact that you also bought the machine to improve your bottom line is incidental to them. From the technician’s perspective they will notice right away the difference in the physical effort required to move product in and out of buildings. They will be less tired at the end of the day, less prone to injury, less likely to make errors due to fatigue, more likely to show up for work without muscle aches and generally enjoy their job more knowing they have this powerful tool to back them up day after day.
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Moving and installing built-in appliances is problematic for a number of reasons. By their very nature built-ins are designed for a residential installation and yet are often commercial-sized appliances. Built-in fridges and stoves are high value items that often have much of their delicate components exposed. Built-in fridges are heavier than standard fridges and taller as well. The risk of damaging either the product or the customer’s property is higher when moving a built-in appliance; it is heavier and more awkward to move and there is usually less clearance. All this makes the job for the installer much harder than moving a standard white good.