NEW BREMEN, Ohio (August 20, 2013) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced that Jim Gaskell, director of global Crown Insite™ products, will speak at the Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s Safety and Health Conference in Atlanta on September 11.
Gaskell’s presentation, “Improving Operator OSHA Compliance and Safety with the Use of Technology,” will feature practical examples of how companies are using advanced technology to better manage their operations and assets. Forklifts equipped with advanced technology, such as Crown’s Insite Productivity Suite, can help reduce workplace injuries and increase operator accountability.
“Operating mobile equipment in a manufacturing environment has its own set of safety challenges, and it’s important to recognize the role technology has in improving operator safety,” Gaskell said. “New technologies control equipment access by requiring operators to enter a login prior to use. This process keeps operators accountable and alerts managers when a collision occurs. Warehouse and facility managers also have access to an electronic licensing documentation process that automatically recertifies operators and ensures compliance. Through the implementation of new technology, managers may receive critical information that allows them to better enforce safety and control costs.”
Sponsored by AIST’s Safety & Health and Material Handling Technology Committees, the conference focuses on reinforcing safety and health initiatives at metal-producing facilities, as well as those of associated suppliers, vendors and contractors.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown Equipment is one of the world’s largest material handling companies. Crown’s award-winning line of forklifts maintains a reputation for advanced product design, engineering and technology, and integrated manufacturing processes. Offering a broad range of forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies, Crown seeks to provide customers with forward thinking and innovative products designed to improve performance and lower operating costs. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore, Crown operates a global service and distribution network. Additional information about Crown’s ideas for helping its customers advance the productivity of their operations and accomplish more can be found at crown.com.