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Unless there is some provision in your medical guidelines that mandates that certain equipment must be used, the employer here has the discretion to buy one or not. There is no legal means to force them to.
Employers are generally given discretion in these matters, unless OSHA has stepped in an issued a rule requiring a specific lift apparatus. I'm aware of no such ruling by OSHA and a review of their rulings do not reveal one. You could certainly make a generalized safety complaint to OSHA (a protected complaint), but that may prove fruitless.
I wish I could tell you differently here, but unless you can point to a disability that you have which you are requesting a "reasonable accommodation" for, the employer will not be required to purchase this device.
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