Girder electric wire rope hoist is a mechanism that uses a wire rope or cable fixed to a rotating pulley to raise and carry heavy items. A hook is attached to the cable’s end and used to grapple onto an object to be lifted.
Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace.Overexertion and cumulative trauma were the biggest factors in these injuries. Bending, followed by twisting and turning, were the more commonly cited movements that caused back injuries. Strains and sprains from lifting loads improperly or from carrying loads that are either too large or too heavy are common hazards associated with manually moving materials.