DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a walk behind self-propelled, battery powered housekeeping cart that transports cleaning and linen supplies used for housekeeping in the hospitality industry. The Powered Housekeeping Cart is motorized for moving supplies used for daily duties in hospitality and hospital environments, eliminating the manual pushing of these heavy supplies and linens, especially where carpeting makes them very difficult to push.
Workplace injury and illness costs American businesses $171 billion annually. Workers’ compensation claims add another $60 billion tothat annual price tag. More than a quarter of those claims are for back injuries from repetitive lifting, pulling, pushing and straining, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. OSHA reports that back injuries cost U.S. businesses $12 million in lost workdays and $1 billion in compensation costs each year. The time-lost cost of a single injury is estimated at $26,000.
Ergonomics has been repeatedly proven to significantly reduce back and other repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Businesses that institute ergonomic practices and use ergonomically-designed equipment, like DJ Products motorized housekeeping cart, realize immediate and significant reductions in injury rates and associated medical, insurance, disability, workers compensation and lost man-hour costs. The proactive implementation of ergonomic policies improve worker morale and increase operations efficiency and productivity.
The Powered Housekeeping Cart can haul loads up to 700 lbs. The motorized cart has a variable speed twist grips that allows the operator to travel at speeds of 0-3 mph forward or backward. With its heavy duty, 24-volt motor being powered by two 12v batteries, their motorized carts can perform without re-charging for an entire shift. Their Motorized Housekeeping Cart can be customized to any application or any environment.
For more information about applications and environments conducive to the Powered Housekeeping Cart, or any heavy cart mover application, call DJProducts at 1-800-686-2651, or visit them at www.djproducts.com.