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Proper Upfitting Specifications will Decrease Workers' Comp Claims

July 22, 2016

Under OSHA regulations, an employer must provide a workplace (which includes upfitted work vehicles) free from recognized hazards. Across a variety of vocational segments, today’s fleet managers are devoting increased consideration to ensuring upfits will be ergonomically safe for the driver over the service life of the vehicles. Here's what they are doing to reduce Workers' Comp claims.

Tags: Ergonomics, Workers' Compensation, Vehicle Spec'ing, Mobile Office, OSHA

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, July 22, 2016 11:06 AM | » Comments(1)

Poor Truck Ergonomics 'Cramp' Fleet Productivity

March 30, 2012

A one-size-fits-all approach to truck specifications is an ergonomic minefield, which could have litigious consequences. In addition, there are increased field complaints about “less-than-ergonomic” upfit decisions. Besides health issues, poor ergonomics is also a key contributor to preventable accidents. Proactively resolving ergonomic issues can have a significant impact in reducing workers’ comp costs, improving productivity, and decreasing fatigue-induced driver errors.

Tags: Ergonomics, Market Trends, Truck Fleets, Workers' Compensation, Truck Specs

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Friday, March 30, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

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