Workplace musculoskeletal injuries are the most common types of injuries in the [construction] industry,
responsible for more than 1/3 of all lost workday injuries and about half of all compensation claims.(8) (4)
The leading cause of workplace injury is over-exertion resulting from lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing.(1) (9)
According to Liberty Mutual (2014), these workplace injuries account for over $15 billion annually in direct costs to employers.(9)
Jobs that involve working from the bed of a pickup truck or cargo van expose the worker to awkward movements to access items in the bed, toolboxes or other storage containers located in trucks and vans.
The most common types of over-exertion injuries are due to poor ergonomic conditions in the work vehicle environment affecting the lower back and upper extremities. These injuries can occur suddenly or develop over time, becoming chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).(1) (9)
Creating a workplace environment with good ergonomics reduces these injuries, saves money and leads to more productive workers.(1) (11)
Equipping vehicles with more ergonomically correct solutions mitigates exposure to these awkward positions reducing such injuries, reducing costs and increasing productivity.(1) (11)
POOR ERGONOMIC CONDITIONS:
Stepping or crawling into bed of truck or cargovan
Twisting torso to reach items in corner of truck bed or cargovan
Bending and reaching too far
Stepping onto tire or straining from ground to reach into bed
Standing on tailgate or in bed stooping down to lift objects off floor
Stepping or jumping down from vehicle after retrievingor replacing item
Reaching over side of truck (or closed tail- gate) to reach item resting on floor of bed. Lifting item from low position over bed rail or tailgate.
CARGOGLIDE SUPPORTS OPTIMUM ERGONOMIC BEHAVIOR
CARGOGLIDE lets you work in your Power Zone. Reaching for items is greatly reduced and items are presented in the best ‘ergonomic zone.’
CARGOGLIDE brings work to the worker. Materials are presented at waist height in front of the worker,providing the most comfortable working posture. No twisting or unwieldy reaching is necessary. This ‘neutral posture’ minimizes stress on the body.
CARGOGLIDE creates a‘cut out’ work station. Reaching is no longer necessary. Awkward postures are eliminated and work is more efficient and productive with chances of injury at the vehicle greatly reduced.(2)
CARGOGLIDE reduces the degree of reaching and stooping to retrieve items which are in the truck bed or cargovan. Items are able to be reached easily and conveniently.
ERGONOMICS: CARGOGLIDE IN SUMMARY
CARGOGLIDE is the optimum ergonomic solution to typical material handling conditions in the work vehicle environment. CARGOGLIDE brings the work to the worker with rolling truck and van trays which presents and carries tools, hardware,and other necessary equipment at waist height.