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As the Applied Ergonomics Conference wrapped up, many were inspired by the enthusiasm and information shared about the importance of proper ergonomics. Caster Concepts was definitely in the mix, providing attendees with information, insights, and demonstrations of improving workplace ergonomics by lowering push forces and noise reduction.

Establishing Safety Standards.

Caster Concepts' Booth at Applied Ergonomics 2024

Caster Concepts’ Booth at Applied Ergonomics 2024

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index developed a push force safety standard of 40 lbs. or less for 90% of the population to move a material handling cart safely. Higher push forces cause costly overexertion injuries. Yet many of these injuries can be avoided by using the right caster—a solution that Caster Concepts demonstrated at the show.

Twergo Xtreme Casters

Twergo Xtreme Casters

To help attendees see the effects of overexertion injuries, Caster Concepts had push carts (2,000 lbs.) equipped with different casters. 

These demonstrations were a big hit, as attendees could experience first-hand how the cart equipped with TWERGO® casters was far easier to push. A colorful and informative handout showcasing ergonomic solutions was also given out, reinforcing the display graphics on the booth’s floor regarding TWERGO’s ability to reduce push force.

Many customers expressed interest in learning more about the different styles of casters we offer after seeing our caster configurations on display, such as our TWERGO® Xtreme, designed for even heavier duty applications. These displays showcased the innovations and the range of capabilities available with Caster Concepts.

Third Party Validation.

Ergonauts SealTo add credibility and hard data to the demonstration, TWERGO casters were professionally tested and approved to reduce push forces by over 55%, a central focus of the booth.

To validate this claim, Ergonauts, an independent, 3rd party ergonomic testing company, gave their seal of approval. To earn the Ergonauts certification, a product must be tested, and the results confirmed by two senior professional ergonomists.

Day 2 Presentation: The Importance of Ergonomic Casters.

Day 2 highlights featured Caster Concepts’ Douglas Backinger’s presentation, “The Importance of Ergonomic Casters.” Doug’s well-attended seminar explained that one of the best and most overlooked ways to improve workplace economics is by using the correct caster— a theme Caster Concepts highlighted throughout the conference.

Through slides and discussion, Doug demonstrated how the right casters help prevent overexertion injuries, the associated insurance costs from these injuries, and how productivity can be significantly increased. To view this presentation, download this PDF.

Caster Concepts Team at Applied Ergo Conference

Team Caster Concepts

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth and connected with us at Applied Ergonomics 2024!

It was a great show, and we were happy to be able to talk with our customers about the many ergonomic and economic advantages that casters can offer.

If you have any follow-up questions or would like to talk to one of our solutions specialists, please contact us. We are happy to help!