NEW Barrel/Drum Safety Moving Solution

Posted by Contributing Editor on Tue, Aug 13, 2013

August, 2013 - L P International Inc.  the Manufacturer  of PowerMate® is excited to launch a new product for customers tasked with moving barrels and drums up and down stairs and on and off vehicles - Our new PowerMate Barrel Moving Solution!

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Tags: safety moving system, safety moving systems, hand truck, powermate, drums, barrels

SAFETY Part 5 of 5 – Implementing Your Own Safety Program

Posted by Contributing Editor on Tue, Aug 06, 2013

Not to over simplify and regardless of the size of a Company, there are several attributes we have observed for all companies who have implemented successful Safety Programs:

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Tags: safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, powermate

SAFETY Part 4 of 5 – SAFETY Does Deliver a Return on Investment

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

The following are excerpts from the findings of the ongoing Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Study to date:

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Tags: safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, powermate

SAFETY Part 2 of 5 - What do Lifting Injuries Cost?

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor quotes an average of $29,000.00

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Tags: safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, powermate

SAFETY Part 1 of 5 - Independent Ergonomic Report on PowerMate®

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 08, 2013

The PowerMate® Ergonomic Advantage (Excerpts from the Stuart Report):                                                                                                           

“Industry estimates suggest that 75%, or more, of workplace injuries are back related. The medical bills and loss time from work costs U.S. industries $20 billion annually. Investing in ways to mitigate these costs and reduce absenteeism is more than an ideal, it’s an economic necessity!

The world’s leading manufacturers recognize the economic benefits to be realized in sustaining a healthy workforce and therefore commit substantial resources into ergonomics. Consequently, the emphasis on ergonomics has become a paramount concern for every company worldwide.

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Tags: safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, powermate

Our PowerMate LE-1 Stair Climbing Hand Truck is Heating Up…

Posted by Contributing Editor on Thu, Jan 31, 2013

What’s a hot commodity this time of year? PowerMate’s very own LE-1 Stair Climbing Hand Truck. As this is the time of year when wood and gas stoves, gas fireplaces, and alternative stoves are more commonly moved and installed, our LE-1 finds a good niche. From March 13th through March 16th, we’ll be exhibiting our PowerMate LE-1 Stair Climbing Hand Truck at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The PowerMate LE-1 is very popular with gas fitters and anyone doing wood, pellet or gas stove installations because it’s ideally suited for moving wood stoves.

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Tags: HVAC moving solutions, safety moving system, powermate blog, safety moving systems, motorized stair climbers, hand truck, stair climbing hand truck, safety hand truck, powermate

Perfect Hand Truck on stairs Get One ... until then don't lift anything

Posted by Contributing Editor on Sat, Sep 08, 2012

Delivery drivers, installation technicians and repairman of every stripe are constantly required to transport heavy, cumbersome parts and tools into areas only accessible by a flight of stairs. With standard hand trucks, the possibility of strained backs, pulled muscles or even serious injuries are ever present. In many instances, the equipment itself is damaged in some manner. The

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Tags: safety moving system, new blog, powered hand trucks, power hand truck, hand truck, electric dolly, powermate

PowerMate Giveaway Promotion in full Swing!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Apr 05, 2011

L P International Inc., will be giving away a PowerMate® L-1 stair climbing hand truck to one lucky business this spring in an effort to raise awareness of this highly versatile and dependable powered safety moving machine.

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Tags: Announcements, Contest, HVAC moving solutions, Injury prevention, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, power hand truck, hand truck, appliance dolly

Electric Dolly Provides Relief for Technicians

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Thu, Feb 03, 2011

If you have been reading the articles in this blog you may already be familiar with some of the reasons for using a PowerMate®. Labor savings and safety are two big reasons customers agree are important. But did you also know that there are less tangible benefits to using a PowerMate stair climber for residential and commercial deliveries? Your technicians, the ones most likely to be using the machines on a regular basis, will thank you for making their job easier and safer.

The fact that you also bought the machine to improve your bottom line is incidental to them. From the technician’s perspective they will notice right away the difference in the physical effort required to move product in and out of buildings. They will be less tired at the end of the day, less prone to injury, less likely to make errors due to fatigue, more likely to show up for work without muscle aches and generally enjoy their job more knowing they have this powerful tool to back them up day after day.

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Tags: moving boilers, safety moving system, Injury prevention, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, powered dolly, hand truck, electric dolly, appliance dolly, stair climbing hand truck

What's the best stair climbing hand truck for moving appliances?

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Moving and installing built-in appliances is problematic for a number of reasons. By their very nature built-ins are designed for a residential installation and yet are often commercial-sized appliances. Built-in fridges and stoves are high value items that often have much of their delicate components exposed. Built-in fridges are heavier than standard fridges and taller as well. The risk of damaging either the product or the customer’s property is higher when moving a built-in appliance; it is heavier and more awkward to move and there is usually less clearance.  All this makes the job for the installer much harder than moving a standard white good.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered hand trucks, powered dolly, power hand truck, hand truck, electric dolly, appliance dolly, stair climbing hand truck