Proper Selection of Casters Help Prevent Worker Injuries

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Back strain from repetitive lifting lead companies to add caster wheels to carts and equipment. Some equipment may be so heavy that it cannot be realistically carried at all. When selecting casters for your industry, remember that casters may reduce lifting injuries, but workers are still using force to move equipment. In the case of caster-mounted objects, workers will push and pull. If they need to push and pull with large amounts of force, or if there is a chance that a cart could tilt, they may be injured. A worker could also be injured if the cart wheels are not locked and it rolls suddenly. Consider wheel types, size, and weight capacity in your selection. There may also be OSHA regulations that pertain to your application. Continue reading “Proper Selection of Casters Help Prevent Worker Injuries”