Pittsburgh, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/19/2014 -- Every year hundreds of fatalities occur from forklifts worldwide. Europe is working rapidly to improve the safety records made known by Seegrid. Federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that in the United States alone, there are nearly 100 worker fatalities and another 20,000 seriously injured in forklift-related incidents annually, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST.) OSHA estimates that there are 110,000 forklifts accidents each year resulting in $135 million immediate costs are incurred due to forklift accidents. Approximately every 3 days, someone in the US is killed in a forklift related accident; almost 80% of forklift accidents involved a pedestrian. 1 in 6 of all workplace fatalities in the US are forklift related.
Europe is leading the Forklift-Free Movement. In the white paper "Forklift-Free: Driving Safety and Profitability” Seegrid carefully reveals how implementing a forklift-free environment for material flow and movement can:
1. Protect the workplace from employee injuries and deaths
2. Boost lean efficiency
3. Drive cost reduction
The whitepaper includes an intensive thought-provoking analysis and objective data about employee injuries and deaths, cost burdens associated with forklift accidents and citations. There is also information about high labor wages, expensive training programs, and scarce labor availability and manufacturers' unsaleable rates. The information included examines lean alternative for manned forklift transport as part of continuous process improvement strategies.
To obtain this new whitepaper go to: http://info.seegrid.com/forklift-free-white-paper
Seegrid Corporation (http://www.seegrid.com) is the global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Seegrid AGVs are revolutionizing the movement of materials handling in manufacturing and distribution environments with simplicity, flexibility, and affordability. Robotic pallet trucks, tow tractors, and walkie stackers optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing labor and operating costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Seegrid AGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment. The company’s state-of-the-art navigation technology requires no infrastructure for navigation—no wires, lasers, tapes, or magnets. Guided by Seegrid partnerships with leading global industrial truck manufacturers provide businesses with a choice when selecting a brand of robotic vision-guided AGVs. Seegrid and Guided by Seegrid products are available throughout Europe. In addition to the 2014 Edison Award, Seegrid was named Manufacturer of the Year and the Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Follow on Twitter @Seegrid.