Solution Summary: Portable Dumpster Dolly
A portable dumpster dolly is an engineering control that may help reduce lifting and carrying and stooped postures. The dolly attaches to the bottom of most wheeled refuse containers and allows workers to transport the container without any lifting, carrying or tipping.
The Troll® EZ Wheel roll out dumpster dolly is designed to latch to the bottom of most 65 or 95-gallon wheeled refuse container, allowing workers to easily roll heavy dumpsters. The device is available in two models, a single-wheel design (Figure 1) as well as a two-wheel design (Figure 2). The dolly is attached opposite the wheels built in to the refuse container (Figure 3). Once the attachment is in place, workers can roll and easily navigate the refuse container around the workplace with reduced lifting, carrying, and tipping of the containers.
Figure 1. Single-wheel Troll® EZ Wheel roll out dumpster dolly (Photo courtesy of Paragon Pro Manufacturing Solutions)
Figure 2. Two-wheel Troll® EZ Wheel roll out dumpster dolly (Photo courtesy of Paragon Pro Manufacturing Solutions)
Figure 3. Troll® EZ Wheel roll out dumpster dolly latched to a refuse container (Photo courtesy of Paragon Pro Manufacturing Solutions)
Heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures can cause low back disorders, such as muscle strain or a disc herniation (“slipped disc”), which is bulging of disc material possibly pressing on the spinal cord or nerves that go into the leg. The Troll® EZ wheel roll out dumpster dolly can help reduce heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures by adding one or two wheels to a refuse container, allowing workers to easily move the container without lifting, carrying, or tipping it.
How Risks are Reduced:
A portable dumpster dolly minimizes heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures because the additional wheels added to the wheeled refuse container allow workers to roll heavy loads easily.
The manufacturer states “using the EZ Wheel is a time-saver, back-saver, money-saver by preventing work injuries and wear and tear”
Safety and health experts agree portable dumpster dollies help to reduce heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures. Although there are no published independent studies on portable dumpster dollies, there is evidence that heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures can cause low-back pain and other MSDs (Hoogendoorn et al. 2000; Kuiper et al 1999; Roffey et al. 2010). A portable dumpster dolly minimizes heavy lifting and carrying and stooped postures associated with transporting refuse containers.
Effects on Productivity:
A portable dumpster dolly may increase productivity by reducing fatigue associated with heavy lifting and carrying.
Dan Anton, PT, PhD, ATC; and Elizabeth Seidl, SPT – Eastern Washington University
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Troll® EZ Wheel Roll Out Dumpster Dolly
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