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Safety Article Library

Pre-Shift Inspection Forms – By OSHA’s regulations, each forklift must be inspected before each shift. These forms, along with the included inspection video by CLARK, will help your operators conduct thorough inspections.

Forklift Operator Refresher Training Explained – By now, we all know that anyone that operates lift trucks in your facility MUST be trained to do so. This training needs to be done on YOUR type of equipment, operated in YOUR facility. But when does an operator needs to be “refreshed” on forklift operator training, and why? OSHA States:

Forklift Safety Day 2019; What You Can Do – While most of us won’t be able to attend, there are things we can do to take advantage of this day to help create awareness about the dangers that forklifts present and how to minimize the potential for accidents that can result in injury, death, damage to your facility or equipment, and financial losses.

OSHA’s Free Safety Consultation Program – OSHA provides small to medium size companies that lack the resources for safety departments and managers a free consultation service to help identify areas that present potential liabilities and hazards. Learn more about the program and sign-up.

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 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 in their material handling operation. Remember, it is up to us to ensure that our employees stay safe during the day to return home and work tomorrow.

Site-Specific Forklift Operator Training – Most companies comply with classroom and hands-on training regarding 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.

Major Benefits of Forklift Operator Training:  Learn above improved productivity, better morale, increased useful life, and regulatory compliance with this article. 

Forklift Safety Day 2020 – While there will not be physical activities in Washington DC this year, there’s still plenty you can do to improve forklift safety in your material handling and warehousing operation.

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.

6 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 heatstroke, leading 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 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 to perform the function safely and efficiently. We have addressed this topic in our … 

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 … 

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

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

Proper Fork & Chain Inspections – Forks and chains bear the brunt of the daily workload. Any wear and tear create stress at critical points. 

Why Training is Crucial for Business – Forklift drivers have a difficult but important job. Getting them trained brings lasting benefits. Find out why forklift operator training is so important here.

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