Posted November 17, 2020

MAX USA highlights rebar tying technology benefits amongst union ironworkers

Latest case study reveals technologies can reduce lower back fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries.

It’s no surprise that ironworkers face a multitude of injuries on a regular basis while they are out in the field. From pre-fabrication yards to road and bridge construction, ironworkers perform demanding job site functions that often require repetitive tying motion while positioned in cramped conditions where they overexert their energy for eight or more hour shifts.

Mild injuries such as lower back fatigue to suffering more pressing disorders like musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) result in incurred costs to contractors such as workers compensation claims, higher insurance rates, and even unforeseeable labor deficiencies as a direct result.

Ironworkers can find some relief with the enhanced development and availability of rebar tying tools in the marketplace. From handheld operations to stand up rebar tying tools, ironworkers can look at integrating this kind of technology to avoid MSIs and fatigue from the labor-intensive job functions.

“From originally utilizing the RB395 from MAX, we have now upgraded to the RB441T. In my area there has been a shortage of union ironworkers and we can count on the use of these tools - What typically takes eight rodbusters hand tying, we can work with six crew members using the MAX RB441T for the exact same outcome.” - Jim A. Essex, MD Steel Reinforcing Contractor

MAX USA CORP. is headquartered in Plainview, NY, and is owned by MAX CO., LTD. which is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MAX has been recognized as a market leader in the quality manufacturing of tools for over 75 years. MAX has several divisions employing more than 2,000 people worldwide, including 200 R&D engineers.

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