An Ergonomic Study of the REV 360™ Trash Receptacle

The Potential to Reduce Injuries

Over 2 million people within the United States work in the janitorial industry. Back and shoulder injuries are the two leading injuries reported by the U.S. Department of Labor (2010) often related to the actions of lifting and emptying of trash receptacles.

An ergonomic study, sponsored by NSID, but independently conducted by the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota, investigated the biomechanics of the emptying action for three different receptacles; the REV 360™ receptacle and two traditional receptacles. The University of Minnesota study revealed that when compared to a traditional 32-gallon waste receptacle, the emptying of trash liners from the REV 360™ trash receptacle was associated with REDUCTIONS in:

  • shoulder and lower back muscle activity (up to 64%)
  • the necessary shoulder torques for lifting (60-80%)
  • the necessary hip torques for lifting and trunk stabilization (~18%)
  • the necessary shoulder flexion (vertical lifting action) (~26%)
  • It was concluded that the REV 360™ design has the potential to reduce lower back and shoulder injuries and to promote a healthy work place for janitorial workers.

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    Heavy Lifting

    Traditional Receptacles require lifting the bag out of a rigid liner

    Work Smarter
    Not Harder


    Why do this?




    When you can do this?



    No Lifting Required

    No Lifting Required with
    the REV 360™




    The REV 360™ Waste Receptacle's ergonomic features promote safe waste management practices for employees by eliminating the strain of lifting the trash bag up out of a rigid liner. Back injuries are OSHA's #1 reported incidents. Our product line complies with OSHA recommendations for garbage removal. The REV 360™ Series provides quick and easy waste removal. When compared to traditional receptacles, businesses experience improved productivity and efficiency.