Best practices -- Scissor-lift tables
Scissor-lift tables bring the work to a suitable work height
A manufacturer of stand-assist devices provided scissor-lift tables for employees to reduce the physical requirements during product assembly.
The scissor-lift tables have reduced the forward bending, reaching and awkward postures associated with performing work at a less-than-ideal work height.
The scissor-lift tables have also eliminated unnecessary lifting of product onto tables. Product can be transferred directly onto the table with a pallet jack and lifted to a suitable work height for the employee. The lifts also allow for easier lateral transfer of product to adjacent work surfaces.
|A scissor-lift table raises and lowers to make transferring and assembly of stand-assist devices easier, safer and more comfortable for employees.|
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