Midland Pallet Trucks, a leading supplier of material handling equipment, has expressed concern over the recent reports of Amazon workers suffering from debilitating back injuries due to the company’s demanding work pace.
Based on workplace inspections, it has been found that Amazon’s fast-paced work environment poses a significant risk of muscle and joint injuries for over 750,000 warehouse workers in the United States.
The risk of such injuries can be reduced significantly through the use of appropriate material handling equipment. Midland Pallet Trucks is urging companies to prioritise worker safety by investing in high-quality material handling equipment, and minimise the need for manual labour.
“As UK companies strive to navigate the economic impact of the pandemic, the ongoing effects of the war in Ukraine, and persistent supply chain issues, it is paramount that they prioritise the safety and well-being of their employees. Amidst these challenging circumstances, companies must recognise that their employees are their greatest assets, and investing in their safety is crucial to ensure long-term success”, says Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks.
Worker safety should always be the top priority for any company. The recent reports of back injuries among Amazon workers highlight the urgent need for appropriate material handling equipment to reduce the risk of injury.
“By investing in high-quality material handling equipment like high lift pallet trucks, electric pallet trucks, and hand pallet trucks, companies can significantly reduce the risk of workplace injuries,” adds Phil.
Midland Pallet Trucks is dedicated to advocating for worker safety and is encouraging companies to prioritise the health and security of their employees by investing in appropriate equipment.