As a manager, one of your top priorities is the safety of your workers.
OSHA estimates that each year, approximately 85 workers are killed in forklift-related accidents. In addition, 34,900 accidents result in serious injury, with another 61,800 classified as non-serious. One of the hazards workers must contend with when operating forklifts is the battery.
New advancements, however, are making forklifts safer to operate, with more companies in the material handling industry investing in lithium-ion technology to power their equipment.
Below are five ways a lithium-ion battery makes your forklift safer to operate so that you can be assured you're getting the most out of your investment and protecting your employees in the process.
1. They Don't Require Watering
2. There Is Minimal Risk Of Overheating
3. No Separate Charging Station Is Required
4. Forklift Injury Risks Are Minimized
5. Ergonomic Risks Are Minimized
Lithium-ion batteries offer many benefits for companies that want to increase efficiency and improve workflow.
For companies that prioritize safety in their operations, lithium-ion batteries are especially valuable thanks to their design, which promotes features such as temperature control, simple charging and a lack of watering requirements.
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