Many installers recognize that carrying clamps can make their job significantly easier, but they’re not often regarded as an important safety device. So let’s evaluate the alternative: When carrying stone by hand, workers have to stoop down low, get one hand underneath the stone while stabilizing the top weight with the other hand, and lift the stone several feet off the ground—bearing most of the weight with just four fingers and a crooked spine. And that’s just to pick the thing up! Actually getting the piece to where you need it presents a whole slew of other challenges and risks.
Transporting materials higher off the ground raises the center of gravity, which reduces stability and increases the potential for injury or damage. Carry clamps allow workers to lift stone just a few inches from the ground, keep their backs and arms straight, and maintain better control and leverage with a secure, ergonomic grip using both hands.
Using the right tools for the job minimizes the risk of injury, maximizes efficiency, and protects your muscles and bones from shock and fatigue. Learn more about installation and transportation safety tools at omnicubed.com.
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