Danger in Data Centers

Servers & IT equipment can weigh up to 500 lbs. Popular manufactures such as HP and Dell recommend using 2 – 4 people for a safer installation.

OSHA recommends using “MECHANICAL MEANS” to avoid injury while lifting heavy equipment.

Even with 4 people, lifting equipment manually involves unnecessary risk. Further, the process often delays other critical data center tasks from being performed–presuming help is available at the time.

Rising Costs

“Back disorders are one of the leading causes of disability for people in their working years and afflict over 600,000 employees each year with a cost of about $50 billion annually.”

– National Insitute for Occupational Safety & Health

Lost Time

“…over 36% of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries.”

“…lifting loads over 50 pounds will increase the risk of injury.”

– U.S. Bureau of Labor

Employees at Risk

“Manual material handling is the principal source of compensable injuries in the American work force, and four out of five of these injuries will affect the lower back.”

– Occupational Safety and Health Administration

See how the ServerLIFT SL-500FX can help keep your employees healthy and avoid unnecessary risk.