sanitation workers face constant hiv risk
Sanitation workers are always worried about what they will find in the trash. One common concern is that a used syringe will be sticking out of the bag and that this syringe will accidentally nick them. Whenever a sanitation worker is struck by a syringe, they have to undergo thorough HIV testing which can be cumbersome and nerve racking to access. Again, by automating the lifting of trash, we remove this risk for sanitation workers.
trash comes in unexpected shapes and sizes
Additionally, there is huge uncertainty with respect to the size and weight of the items found in trash. Sanitation workers are especially concerned about bulky or large items such as mattresses or tires as they are hard to maneuver and throw away.