Seegrid Observes National Safety Month by Getting Fork Lifts Out of Large Manufacturing Facilities

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. Seegrid is joining thousands of organizations and businesses in raising awareness in preventing injuries and deaths in the workplace. Safety is a choice. Seegrid believes investing in safety is a sound business decision.

OSHA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs suggested that $4-6 is saved for every $1 invested in safety equipment and programs. Seegrid is focused on preventing the impact an accident can have on operations. Beyond the obvious and unacceptable emotional cost to employees, the direct and indirect costs of an accident – from workers’ compensation benefits and lost productivity to damaged goods and machinery – can accelerate quickly.

The single biggest risk on the manufacturing plant floor is the forklift.  Only in a fork truck free environment can the severity and probability of worker injury be dramatically mitigated. Automated solutions that are ergonomically desirable, cost-effective, and prove safer and more profitable.

To commemorate National Safety Month, Seegrid is offering a whitepaper “Forklift-Free: Driving Safety and Profitability” to demonstrate how implementing a forklift-free environment for material flow and movement can:

  • Protect the workplace from employee injuries and deaths
  • Boost lean efficiency
  • Drive cost reduction

Read thought-provoking data and analysis on:

  • Employee injuries and deaths.
  • Cost burdens associated with forklift accidents and citations.
  • High labor wages, expensive training programs, and scarce labor availability.
  • Manufacturers’ unsaleable rates.
  • Lean alternative for manned forklift transport.
  • Continuous process improvement strategies.

To download the whitepaper, go to:

About Seegrid

Seegrid ( provides unique and revolutionary automation technology for materials handling.  Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs).  VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity, reliability, and safety, the Seegrid flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors. 

An award-winning organization, Seegrid is experiencing significant growth both in employees and customers.  Multi-billion dollar organizations focused on lean manufacturing best-practices are turning to the Pittsburgh-based robotics leader. From large automotive operations to retail distribution centers, Seegrid VGVs are advancing the reality of a North American Fork Truck Free approach. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment, dramatically reducing production downtime.

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