The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched a campaign for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in 2020: "Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load". Hovmand is a proud campaign partner of EU OSHA. We are taking this as an opportunity to provide companies with a concrete checklist: How can musculoskeletal disorders be avoided?
What does lifting equipment have to do with work processes? Smart lifting tools can do more than just make physical work easier. Our article looks at the opportunities for using industrial lifting equipment to make for more efficient processes. Enjoy reading!
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) remain the most widespread work-related health problem in Europe. In order to raise awareness of MSDs and their causes and to promote their prevention, the European Agency for Occupational Safety (EU-OSHA) has launched the campaign “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load”. The campaign runs from 2020 to 2022 and is supported by media and campaign partners in the EU – including the Danish company Hovmand.
Raw materials and operating materials are often rolled up in production – from packaging material for shipping, to plastic films for the production of sealed products, to textiles in clothing production. On reels and rolls, these materials can be compactly stored and cleverly processed. But reel handling is not only cumbersome, it is also physically stressful. Reel manipulators help to turn and tilt effortlessly – so that your production continues to roll ahead without interruption.
Mobile lifting trolleys for load handling increase safety and efficiency at the workplace and benefit employees – round the clock and throughout their (working) lives.
For a long time, it was considered a luxury for companies to invest in the health of their own employees. Yet we now know that occupational health and safety plays a vital role in ensuring a company remains productive and competitive in the long term.
A fibreboard or cardboard drum is one of the most environmentally efficient and sustainable packaging product and used for the delivery of mass freight. It is manufactured from kraft fibre from sustainable forest and requires only a fraction of energy to produce compared with other materials. Thus, fibreboard drums are the most cost-effective and efficient packaging types available on the market today.
At industrial companies, workers still have to do a lot of heavy lifting on a daily basis. A special lifting device makes it easy to pick up, tilt, rotate, and transport drums. This drum-moving equipment not only protects employees from physical damage, but also increases the efficiency of the workflow as a whole.
Every packaging process is unique, as not all packaging machines are alike and the characteristics of the packaging materials and the sizes of the rolls on which the films are being wound are also different. It is therefore important to determine the correct hoist for the rolls in advance.