Background on Carter’s Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Company



Unit V Assignment Training Plan Project:

The Lesson Plan: This assignment takes the next step toward the training project plan, and you will develop a lesson plan for presenting the topic to the workers.

Course TextbookHaight, J. M. (Ed.). (2012). Hazard prevention through effective safety and health training. Des Plaines, IL: American Society of Safety Engineers.

Background on Carter’s Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Company

Carter’s Materials Handling Equipment Company is a small business that employs between 38 and 55

employees throughout any given year. This firm manufactures materials handling equipment that includes

small cantilever racks, hand trucks, and various dollies commonly used in the manufacturing sector. The

facility was built in 1958 and is roughly 80,000 square feet. The firm receives raw materials in the form

of round metal tubing, sheet metal, square tubing, and cold and hot rolled metal rods.

Raw materials are removed from flatbed trailers using a large, LP-gas-powered forklift with the assistance

of smaller, LP-gas-powered forklifts. These materials are stored in racks in the receiving/shipping

department. From there, raw materials are moved via forklift and various heavy duty carts to the

fabrication department. This department cuts, punches, bends, copes, and shears the various materials into

parts used to make the final product.

The metal fabrication department includes two 70-ton, part revolution mechanical power punch presses,

three 250-ton, part revolution press brakes, a 300-ton hydraulic press, two pipe benders, a twelve-foot

shear, a 10-foot shear, a mill for milling a bevel on hand truck toe plates, several off-hand grinders, and

two large drill presses. The fabrication department can get quite noisy for days at a time (>85 dB),

especially when making cantilever racks. The department includes maintenance workers to keep the

machines running.

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