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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 9th

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Tuesdays top ten bannerForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Common Forklift Parts: The Terminology Primer

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Forklift parts are what make up the machine you depend on for safe, reliable productivity. Get to know basic forklift parts terminology.

Locating the common parts of a forklift is vital to make certain that your operators are reliably using equipment as intended in a safe manner. The following list of forklift terminology will help to ensure all associates are prepared to use equipment effectively and identify items that require the attention of a maintenance technician. Continue reading

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Parts, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 2nd

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top ten tuesday graphicForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Scissor Lifts: What Goes Up Safely Comes Down Safely

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scissor lift by aichiScissor lifts are reliable mobile elevating work platforms used by workers to reach elevated work locations in a variety of industries and applications. Scissor lift safety requires careful consideration of the equipment specifications and standardizing safe operator practices through effective training.

According to an OSHA study, the three largest issues contributing to scissor lift injuries and deaths were employers’ failure to address:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Stabilization
  3. Positioning

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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 25th

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top ten post imageForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Forklift Use on Ramps, Safety Is in the Physics Really

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Driving forklifts up and down slopes, inclines, and ramps is a day-to-day activity required in many facilities. The task of moving loads on these obstacles should always be approached with caution and only performed by operators who have trained to do so. To help you better understand safety concerns with ramps, it’s useful to measure the grade of the incline.

A ramp, slope, or incline is defined as an angle that exceeds 10 percent. Calculating the incline of the ramp will require knowledge of how high the ramp rises and how far it runs, as defined by the model below Continue reading

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Sales|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 18th

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top 10 tuesdayForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 11th

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top-10-112016 TuesdayForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of June 4th

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top-10-Tuesday Image BForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Forklift Safety Shouldn’t Be a Budget Item

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Forklift safety and the scrooge affectForklift safety, no company would boast about shaving costs in addressing it would they? Would a organization buy a company car without seat belts or distribute safety supply cabinets only part way filled? We know the answer is no not likely, but daily companies make the decision to side step the best in forklift safety. We invite you to read this post and then view the video included here. Then ask yourself, have you or your company done everything they can to optimize forklift safety?

The first step in addressing forklift safety is recognizing where and why accidents most frequently occur and how to prevent them. Below is a list of common forklift accident causes. If you recognize any of these issues at your workplace, address them immediately and put safety policies in place to help avoid potential accidents.

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