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AWP – A Finalist in the 2016 OH BWC Safety Innovations Competition

Achievements, February 9, 2016

AWP has qualified as a finalist in the 2016 Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Innovations Competition. The safety innovation AWP implemented in our northeast Ohio facilities is the use of the Bedslide 1500 PRO CG in company pickup trucks. It is a Contractor Grade Series Bedslide and enables AWP employees to easily pull the bed liner out from the bed of the truck, which has eliminated them from reaching over the sides of the truck. The equipment is now at waist height and has eliminated extended reaching, lifting and handling.

The results of this innovation have been:

  • Reduced reaching and lifting equipment over the sides and back of our service trucks.
  • Reduced risk factors to our employees’ lower backs, shoulders and arms.
  • Employees no longer need to climb in and out of the truck bed to get equipment which reduces the potential for slips, falls, and injuries due to jumping off the truck bed.

 

To learn more about the 2016 Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Innovations Competition, and AWP’s innovation, click here.