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8 Factors Reducing the Safe Lifting Capacity of Your Forklifts – You just purchased a new forklift.  Along with your purchase you made sure your forklift operators were trained properly. Operators’ knowledge of …

Four Traits of Safety-Minded Companies – As managers and owners, we want a safe work environment for all of our employees. Unfortunately, all too often it escapes us. Time passes quickly, and initiatives that were once important standards become guidelines or even merely suggestions. How can we ensure that when we put safety measures in place, they will stay in place as employees come and go in a business climate that is constantly in flux?

Best Practices for Forklift Safety – This Feature Article identifies some of the best practices that the safest companies make part of their material handling operation. Remember, it is up to us to ensure that our employees stay safe during the day so they can return home and to work tomorrow.

Site-Specific Forklift Operator Training – Most companies are in compliance with classroom and hands-on training when it comes to forklift operator training.  However, many fall short when it comes to ensuring their forklift operators are trained to the unique characteristics that can create hazards in your warehouse.  This article walks you through the process of ensuring you establish an effective site-specific forklift operator training component for your forklift operator training program.

New OSHA Report on the Costs of Not Protecting Our Employees – A new report generated by OSHA highlights the real costs associated with on the job injuries, who pays them and how this impacts the employee and taxpayers. Read the Executive Summary and download the complete report.

Beat the Heat This Summer – The hot summer months are upon us. Workers who are not accustomed to working in the heat can quickly become ill and experience heat stroke, which can lead to serious illness and even death. There are a few things to keep in mind about heat-related illness and what you can do to help prevent it in your workers. 

5 Tips that will Help Protect Your Employees from Heat Illnesses –  The hot summer months are upon us. Workers who are not accustomed to working in the heat can quickly become ill and experience heat stroke, which can lead to serious illness and even death. There are a few things to keep in mind about heat-related illness and what you can do to help prevent it in your workers. 

Four Decades of OSHA: Intents and Outcomes – The Occupational Health and Safety Act created OSHA as we know it today, back in 1972. This month we take a look at who signed the Act, why and what has transpired in the more than 4 decades that the agency has been in operation. 

Four Major Benefits of Formal Operator Training –  There is a distinct difference between teaching someone something, like safe forklift operation, and truly training them how to perform the function safely and efficiently. We have addressed this topic in our … Continue reading…

Safety Training vs. Teaching, Knowing the Difference – Since the new forklift training regulations took effect back in 1999, thousands of operators and workers have been killed and injured by forklifts and other material handling equipment. As a result, hundreds of … Continue reading…

Pre-Shift Inspection Guide OSHA Forklift Requirements – It’s Much More Than Just Training With the recession beginning to ease, a lot of companies have been forced to cut back, to do more with fewer people and relocating many employees to … Continue reading …

Pedestrian Safety is no Accident What You Need to Know – When it comes to forklift safety, a lot of emphasis is placed upon safe forklift operation—as it should be. What we … Continue reading…

Proper Fork & Chain Inspections – Forks and chains bear the brunt of the daily work load. Any wear and tear creates stress at critical points. This article highlights what you need to… Continue reading… 

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