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10 Simple Tips for Safe Forklift Operation

May 2, 2019

 For employees throughout the material handling industry, safety is paramount.

Working with and around heavy machinery on the job, employees in the industry are face-to-face with potential hazards on a daily basis. In order to keep... Read more about 10 Simple Tips for Safe Forklift Operation

Preparing Docks for the Spring and Summer Seasons: What to Expect in 2019

March 14, 2019

The summer is nearly here, and now's a good time to start preparing docks and bays at busy distribution centers for the seasonal changes. In particular, warehouse operators should get ready for two trends that are right around the corner:... Read more about Preparing Docks for the Spring and Summer Seasons: What to Expect in 2019

Forklift Field Modifications Do’s and Don’ts

February 18, 2019

Between scratches, dents, and replaced parts, a forklifts can undergo a lot of changes and repairs throughout its lifetime. It’s also common for customers to want to add additional features to a forklift after it arrives. How do you know for... Read more about Forklift Field Modifications Do’s and Don’ts

Managing Worker Fatigue in Forklift Operations

January 14, 2019

Running a business isn’t easy. Just ask the employees who are out there every day working hard to keep things moving. One of the best ways to make sure your business continues to flow and flow safely is to make sure you and your employees... Read more about Managing Worker Fatigue in Forklift Operations

Forklift Weather Protection While Working in a Winter Wonderland

October 4, 2018

Winter is coming! And while you likely don’t have to worry much about an army of the undead descending upon you, you still have to... Read more about Forklift Weather Protection While Working in a Winter Wonderland

Floor marking for facility safety

June 25, 2018

Floor markings are a great option for improving the safety of a facility. When planning to use floor markings, however, it is important to think things through in order to get the best results. There are a number of questions that need to be... Read more about Floor marking for facility safety

A lesson learned the hard way

May 21, 2018

Have you ever heard the saying “A lesson learned the hard way?” That is what comes to mind when I think of a recent accident here in Ohio. In the early morning of the first working day of 2016, a pedestrian was struck, drug a substantial... Read more about A lesson learned the hard way

Using positive reinforcement to promote safe forklift operations

April 24, 2018

As a father, I am constantly looking for ways to motivate my kids. I have found a great motivational tool, which is positive reinforcement. The old saying “you catch more flies with honey than vinegar” seems to be true. I get them working... Read more about Using positive reinforcement to promote safe forklift operations

Save lives by enforcing safety rules

April 9, 2018

Let me start by asking a question. How many of you would always drive the speed limit if enforcement by the police was non-existent? This is the state of enforcement for forklift rules and regulations in many workplaces.

Many... Read more about Save lives by enforcing safety rules

Removal of forklift safety devices

February 21, 2018

I was recently asked about backup alarms. The question was “Do we have to use them and can they be moved to a new location on the lift?” The question got me thinking and I decided to check my thoughts with some other sources. What I found... Read more about Removal of forklift safety devices