SlipNOT® provided 45 pieces of 1/8” x 2” x 54” steel flat bars with a Grade 2 steel flame spray coating. The 45 pieces were tack welded into place. The non-slip steel flat bars replaced the old, smooth metal bars which caused numerous slip and fall accidents. The conveyor process at the packaging plant includes an empty pallet which is placed at the end of the conveyor and secured to the finished product. Once the finished product is secured it goes down the conveyor to the next station where it is shrink wrapped. The operator then walks down the conveyor to fasten the shrink wrap to the finished product. This is when most accidents happen, which is why SlipNOT®'s non-slip steel flat bar was incorporated. Now the operator’s do not hesitate while performing tasks on the conveyor belt.
Conveyors are one of the best productivity tools available, but conveyor injuries in the U.S. cost employers millions of dollars annually. By making sure the conveyors are properly operated and designed with safety in mind, you can reduce these injuries and their related costs.