Generally speaking, workplace safety has come a long way over the years. Largely by learning the hard way, through post-event analysis and reporting that leads to safety practice reform and improvements.
But workplace safety also still has some way to go, especially in industrial settings. Statistics show forklifts account for only 1% of all warehouse or factory accidents in the US, but that the accidents tend to be more serious, accounting for 11% of all physical injuries.
Acceleration through digitalization
Owing to the nature of lifting operations, Konecranes has historically prioritized safety in the design and engineering of lift trucks. From around 2012, that commitment began to include a transformation to digital. Digitalization creates a powerful connection between machines, operators and safety engineers. It captures the raw data of machine and operating conditions, providing critical decision-making information that can help prevent accidents.
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