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6 Summer Safety Tips for Forklift Operators

Summer Safety

There are many safety risks associated with operating heavy machinery. Those risks are compounded by extreme weather – especially heat. Forklift operators aren’t strangers to taking precautionary measures while on the job. With that said, there are extra safety measures forklift drivers must take in the summertime in order to keep themselves and their co-workers […]

What is a Lockout Tagout Procedure?

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When a forklift goes down for any reason, the facility supervisor is tasked with ensuring the machine does not cause damage to the operator or product. If damage has occurred, they must see to it that no further damage is caused. Lockout tagout procedures help protect forklift operators and mechanics from unexpected electrical surges while […]

Forklift Accident Causes & Prevention

There’s a reason so many rules and guidelines for operating a forklift exist. At any given time, you are moving thousands of pounds of product. That’s quite an impressive (and sometimes dangerous) feat. For that reason alone, proper forklift safety procedures must be followed at all times. As part of National Forklift Safety Day, we’ve […]

Risks of Driving a Damaged Forklift

Forklift safety starts with being observant and aware at all times. Forklift operators and facility managers should always be diligent about caution in the workplace and when operating any piece of material handling equipment. Completing daily safety checklists is the first step (and required by OSHA) to ensuring that your forklift is suitable for use. […]

Forklift Safety Month: Must-Have Forklift Safety Checklist

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You have probably heard time and time again that forklift safety is of utmost importance. Statistics don’t lie – according to OSHA, each year nearly 11% of forklifts will be part of some accident, which will result in about 100,000 injuries. You can’t afford to skip out on safety checks. Doing so may put yourself […]

Cool Tips for Summer Forklift Care

Cool-Tips

Hotter weather is just around the corner. Your forklifts and your warehouse need proper cooling procedures in place in order to avoid unnecessary and costly heat-related equipment (and driver) malfunctions. Maintaining your forklifts should always be a priority in order to keep them running efficiently and safely – especially in extreme temperatures. Excessive heat exposure […]

Forklift 101: Tips for New Forklift Drivers

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Forklifts give us the power to save time, money, heavy lifting, and unloading, as well as increase efficiency in warehouse logistics. With that being said, being a forklift operator takes discipline, focus, and continuous training. There is a hard line between being a professional forklift operator and being an experienced forklift operator professional. Don’t worry […]

If You Don’t Snooze, You’ll Lose. Helping the Sleep Deprived Shift Worker.

For as long as mankind has existed, we have risen and set with the sun. It is in our genetics to be active in the day and to sleep at night. Every human biological function is controlled by circadian rhythms, also known as our ‘body clock.’ This tells our bodies when to wake up, when […]

Forklift Seat Belt Safety Tips

If you are old enough to remember riding in a car during the 1960’s through the mid-1980’s you’ll probably remember not being diligent about wearing a seat belt. It wasn’t until 1985 that the NHTSA and the Ad Council began using advertising to promote seat belt use with the Vince and Larry dummies. The commercials […]