According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), hearing loss is the second most claimed workplace disability. Most of these claims are related to manufacturing-related noise exposure, and much of that noise comes from the movement of carts and racks across facility floors. OSHA recommends attenuating noise at its source, and that is exactly what CasterShoX casters were designed to do. Visit: http://www.casterconcepts.com/
Why Our CasterShox Shock-Absorbing Casters are Ideal for Injury Prevention According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), hearing loss is the second most claimed workplace disability. Most of these claims are related to manufacturing-related noise exposure, and much of that noise comes from the movement of carts and racks across facility floors. OSHA recommends attenuating noise at its source, and that is exactly what CasterShoX casters were designed to do. OSHA Regulations The US Department of Labor regulates workplace noise through OSHA in order to protect workers’ hearing and prevent injury. Per these regulations, workers on a standard eight-hour shift cannot be exposed to noise in excess of 90 decibels, and for every five-decibel increment above this, the length of exposure must be halved. The CasterShoX patented caster system addresses this issue and others, providing a safe and ergonomic alternative to traditional spring-loaded casters. Patented & Unique Shock Absorption For many decades, traditional spring-loaded casters were the only option for manufacturing facilities in need of shock absorption. Though they can and do reduce risk, these casters contain metal external springs. These springs can absorb some shock and vibration, but as they do so, some of the movement transfers to the cart or rack and its contents. This means they do not effectively reduce noise, and they cannot absorb enough shock to fully protect fragile loads. CasterShoX were designed to address the common issues experienced with more traditional spring-loaded heavy duty casters. Rather than an external metal spring, they contain an internal elastomer spring that is integrated into the very core of the caster itself. The elastomer is unique in that it offers the best possible dampening and shock absorption. What’s more, with precision sealed ball bearings, these wheels are maintenance-free. Reducing Movement Risk If your facility requires the movement of loads that could shift in transit when exposed to shock, or if the materials you move are very fragile, it is vital to choose a caster that can protect those loads and stop the potential for shifting. A load that moves suddenly can cause serious injury to the worker charged with moving it, and this can be detrimental to your business. CasterShoX absorb more shock and vibration than the competition, which means they reduce the risk associated with moving these types of loads a great deal. Reducing potential movement also reduces potential injury. CasterShoX Options & Features CasterShoX casters can be customized to suit a variety of applications in different industries and workplace types, as well. For example, you might opt to add brakes to your casters, so you can lock carts and racks in place during loading. You can also opt for CasterShoX with swivel locks, which can fix the wheels in a forward direction and prevent them from turning. Sealed swivels and toe guards are also available for additional safety. One of the best ways to reduce workers compensation claims and keep your facility running smoothly is to keep your workers’ safety in mind. CasterShoX are a fantastic alternative with their ability to reduce noise, prevent load movement, and keep workers safe.