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The Importance of Customization

July 21, 2017

Why should customizing your cart be a top priority when searching for the best manufacturer? Do you or others in your department go home tired and sore after transporting multiple items daily over different terrains, up and down elevators and across the facility? When discussing the needs of your employees and coworkers, ergonomics should be at the top of the list.

1According to the National Institute of Occupational Therapy and Health (NIOSH), more than 24 percent of work related injuries and illnesses involving missing days of work are due to back issues. When discussing the healthcare industry, that number is exaggerated to 4.5 times as many back-overexertion injuries than any other type of industry. It is expected that by the year 2020, we will face a 30% nursing shortage due to injuries and health complications. It has become essential that we preserve the health of these industry employees!

Other industry workers suffer the consequences of poor material handling equipment and exercises. Carts full of necessary equipment become too heavy to push through the facility resulting in injuries. A tight warehouse presents the issue of maneuverability when working with a full cart. Implementing a power drive solution can save employees from potential injury and the organization time, and money.

The customization options available through PHS West, Inc. are virtually endless allowing you to create the perfect motorized piece of equipment for the task at hand. Do you already have a piece of equipment that is not motorized but you would like to add the power drive to? No problem! We can retrofit your existing piece to our cart as well! One of our trained and skilled design consultants is available to work with you to layout a proposal including a CAD drawing, an ergonomic risk assessment, and a cost analysis to present to your team along with a potential justification of purchase letter. We know what it takes to work through a project like this and we are here to help.

References:

1http://www.rncentral.com/blog/2012/nurses-and-back-pain/

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