Lifting is a primary cause of injury in the food processing industry.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, around a quarter of all manufacturing sector accidents happen in the food and beverage industry — with most of those injuries due to repetitive or improper lifting.
That should come as no surprise.
The most common tasks performed in the food processing industry are considered risk factors for injury. These include lifting, moving, handling, loading, and maintaining an awkward body position, such as when stirring product in large vats.
Investing in lift assist devices, such as a column dumper, is essential for reducing the risk of injury.