They are the #1 cause of injury for healthcare workers, with unseen costs far above the treatment alone… and they are largely preventable with sometimes simple and inexpensive solutions. Medical supplies, diagnostic and clinical equipment, laundry and housekeeping materials – they're the lifeblood of a hospital's operations. But the physical act of moving these resources around – often at a fast pace – is a primary cause of injury to hospital staff, and a source of major expense, over $10 billion annually – that hits healthcare organizations' bottom lines. Items that are large, heavy, and awkward; storage spaces that are difficult to access; poor lift training and material handling practices – they all create unnecessary injury risks and costs. And many of those costs are unseen – overtime to cover injured staff absences; staff replacement costs – injured workers often leave; and staff working with pain might not deliver an optimal patient experience, impacting satisfaction scores and other reimbursement metrics. 45% of healthcare worker injuries – 74,000 cases per year – are material handling related. The average cost of each low back injury is $24,000 including medical costs, re-training and lost productivity. More than 50% of "days away from work" injuries are classified as strains or sprains. How can hospitals service their medical, patient care, environmental services and overall materials management and transportation needs without incurring these high costs?