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Workplace Safety Consultation -- Industry best-practices




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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.

Scissor-lift table

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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Disclaimer:  Photographs of commercially available products posted on this site are for reference purposes only and do not imply any endorsement by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The best-practices ideas have been reviewed and posted solely at the discretion of the department and should only be considered as possible examples for reducing risk-factors, based on existing ergonomics guidelines. Employers and employees need to work together to identify and control ergonomics risk-factors within the workplace to better ensure changes made to a work process will be effective in reducing risk-factors and maintaining work efficiency.

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