Standish, MI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/14/2014 -- The Magline CooLift Delivery System and Magline hand trucks can potentially reduce the force a driver handles on a typical route by up to 25,000 pounds, thereby substantially reducing injury risk, according to a recent survey by Humantech, Inc. The cumulative force is supported by the drivers’ hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and back joints.
Injury risk to these joints is reduced by using the Magline hand trucks. Potential direct medical costs associated with one injury to joints can be reduced by implementing ergonomically designed Magline products, such as the CooLift.
Additionally, exposure to the high postural ergonomic risks associated with the following tasks can be reduced by between 50% - 66%. Additionally, physical burden placed on delivery drivers is 16% less when using the CooLift. The cost saving of avoiding one injury could be greater than $100,000.
According to Greg Ecker, President of Magline, “The system’s half-pallets allow drivers to utilize more entryways because unlike a full-size pallet, the compact CooLift fits through almost any door. Store delivery orders are built directly onto a pallet and then loaded into trailers using traditional forklifts with a special pallet adapter. There are real ergonomic advantages.”
Magliner emphasizes that the picking is safer and more efficient for all employees along the chain when using CooLift. CooLift is an economic advantage because it increases driver safety and retention. Magliner backs its products with a one-year warranty from the date of purchase against defects in workmanship or material. The Magliner CooLift Delivery System helps deliver more products, in less time - safely and efficiently.
Magline, Inc. (http://www.magliner.com) manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Recently named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects of 2013 according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift Delivery System, allows distributors to deliver more product in less time, combining an easily maneuverable and high capacity hydraulic lifting truck with integrated plastic “half” pallets for improved safety and efficiency. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award. Follow Magline on Twitter at @MaglineInc.