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August 09, 2012 13:03 ET

Industrial Hoist Lifting for Awkward Loads: New Solutions for Work Place Safety: WVSN Reports

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2012) - Lifting and moving material of all kinds becomes a necessity in any production endeavor, no matter what the industry. Improper safety measures while lifting material has long topped the lists for injuries to plant personnel in industrial environments. The staggering cost of health liabilities due to back injuries and loss of production carries a price tag of multiple millions of dollars yearly to American industry. Preventative measures such as requiring employees to wear back braces during production are of little avail for an employee who must physically lift an awkward or problem load. Awkward lifts are dangerous, according to many chiropractic doctors who explain it may not be the overwhelming weight, but the twisting of the human torso that causes the damage. In other instances plant safety managers report dropping material often causes injuries to feet and legs.

In a recent appearance on WVSN Reports, Bret Lussow, Business Development Sales Manager for Harrington Hoists, Inc., commented, "Human injury should not be the cost for efficiency in today's workplace. Harrington's ED-DA Electric Chain Industrial Hoist is ergonomically designed for maximum load control and is the hoist of choice for work stations, assembly lines and pick-and-place operations. This hoist is a worker's best friend because it is designed to allow precise load positioning with easy to use controls." By using the in-line hand grip, which is part of the complete bottom block, the up and down control becomes a one-handed operation. The operator's free hand is available to guide and position loads with reduced effort and increased accuracy. High and low speeds are also fully adjustable from 0 to 100 %; this allows further accuracy and comfort for the operator. The ED-DA Electric Chain Hoists from Harrington are leading the field in safety and efficiency and they are easy to install, transport and store.

Harrington Hoists, Inc. of Manheim Pennsylvania is one of America's oldest manufacturing companies, founded by Edwin Harrington over 145 years ago. Harrington also operates a plant in Corona, California and distributes its products in South America under the KITO brand, in association with the KITO Corporation of Japan.

WVSN Reports is a national industrial news show produced by Industry Visions to highlight the efforts of American Industry.

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