A Common-Sense Solution To A Wide-Spread Safety Problem

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008, there were 49,390 occupational injuries that affected the foot/toe. The total number of injuries last year involving non-powered pallet trucks was 17,580; of which 14% or 2,490 injuries were to the foot/toe.

Introducing the First & Only Foot Guard For Manual Pallet Jacks

Why The FootGuardian?

  • Protection with a 3/8 of an inch of steel between you and the wheel.
  • Guard has a self adjusting mechanism.
  • Conforms to the irregularities and pitches of truck ramps.
  • Allows a full range of motion for steering.
  • Reusable and transferrable between jacks, meaning it's a one-time cost.
  • Prevents unnecessary lost time and lost production.
  • Offers continuous protection at all angles, declines and inclines
  • Accidents happen, and ensuring safety is a good business decision.

The FootGuardian

A simple solution to improving safety.  On most manual pallet jacks, the back wheels are exposed, presenting a real danger that the feet of operators or bystanders may be rolled over or crushed. By encasing the wheels of the manual pallet jack, this patented safety guard reduces the exposure associated with foot rollover injuries.

Employees who suffer a foot or toe injury miss an average of seven days of work. As shown at right, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 27% of all foot/toe injuries involve 31 or more days away from work.

Oct 21, 2010

A young worker at a warehouse was using a manual pallet jack to move a load down a loading ramp with a 9 percent slope. The worker was walking the pallet jack backwards, guiding it down by its steering handle. The 1,000-pound load was within the limits for the pallet jack, but the pallet jack sped up on the slope. The pallet jack's rear wheel assembly struck the worker's foot. His ankle was fractured.

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Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
The FootGuardian can be installed in less than four minutes.  Mounting a specially designed collar clamp to the steering mechanism provides continuous protection at all angles and in all states ( loaded, unloaded, operated on inclines and declines).  The FootGuardian allows a full range of motion for steering.  Between the foot and the wheel, the guard  is 3/8 of an inch of steel  which is set at ½ to ¾ of an inch from the floor.
Oct 20, 2010

Tiki Vietri has developed and holds the patent for The FootGuardian, a pallet jack safety guard. In this interview with American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Vietri explains why he decided to create The FootGuardian and how the product can help reduce or eliminate foot rollover injuries caused by manual pallet jacks.

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