I’m going to let you in on a secret to help your business thrive. It’s quite simple. Can you guess? Is it beefier bonuses for the employees? A generous paid time off package? Frequent teambuilding events?
All of these sound great but the best gift you can give your employees is the promise that you’ll do everything in your power to make sure they can perform their job safely each and every day. The long-term success of your company hinges upon your workers and how your employees are treated on the job. The great thing? You’ll watch your sales soar as your employees become more productive and committed to their company.
So are you ready to hear what this magical gift is? Drumroll please…
Replace all manual lifting, pushing, and pulling devices with motorized material handling carts.
I know, I know, it sounds bold and potentially expensive but you’ll thank me later.
Can you image the look on the faces of your employees in the mailroom, in the warehouse, in the hospital, in the cafeteria, or in the library when you tell them that you’re retiring all the manual devices and replacing them with motorized carts? You can bet that your employees will stay with your company based on the integrity-fueled decision you’ve made to invest in your workers.
Gone are the days that you’ll slog through the long, arduous, and expensive process of workers compensation claims and lost production due to injured employees.
So do you need more convincing? Sure you do!
Guess what the most common workplace injury is?
This includes injuries related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, and throwing activities at work. Overexertion has not only consistently been the number one workplace injury but is also the most expensive. According to the 2008 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, overexertion incidents account for $3.4 million in benefit costs annually.
If your employees are moving your product, it would behoove you to make sure they’re protected while doing it or you’ll have to pony up money to care for them in the short and potentially long-term. An investment in one, two, or a fleet of motorized material handling carts is a better bet.
Need something customized to your application? No problem, we can develop a cost effective solution.
Want some help selling the payback numbers? Contact an EK-Tech representative to get a copy of our white paper that will help you make your case.
Bottom line: Invest in your employees, and watch your investment fuel your company’s success.