10 Top Posts From Week Ending September 26th

Top StoriesForklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

10 Top Posts From Last Week

time for reviewForklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

4 Safety Points involving Static

staticUnderstanding that few reach for a service manual unless it’s needed, we thought we might draw attention to one area of the 8HBE pallet jack manual we mentioned in an earlier article. Use this as an example of the variety of information you can find, and the value the information holds.

Electronic circuit boards can contain Electrostatic Discharge Sensitive (ESDS) devices.

Static charges can accumulate from normal operation of the truck as well as movement or contact between non-conductive materials (plastic bags, synthetic clothing, synthetic soleson shoes, styrofoam coffee cups, and so forth). Continue reading

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9 Top Posts from the Previous Week

time for reviewWatching posts through Twitter is a little like watching leaves floating down a stream, you might see a lot of them but you’re rarely able to focus on more than a few.  Going back through our Bitly and Buffer stats we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular post from the previous week we were responsible for. Continue reading

Forklift Truck Pre-Shift Work

service and parts checklistOSHA and ANSI require users to inspect forklifts at the start of every shift. These and other periodic inspections are your responsibility and these guidelines are to assist you in that work. Whether you look at as a moral or fiscal obligation, you know you cannot have your head in the sand on these points. Too much is at stake. Continue reading

Don’t Just Sit There! Start Reviewing Forklift Hazards

lockout tagout tagForklift hazards are common and too frequently ignored or misunderstood. It is the responsibility of the forklift operator to know these hazards and the responsibility of the forklift owner to make certain they do. The information about the hazards is only as far away as your forklift’s operator’s manual, that manual by OSHA standards should be always with each of your forklifts. Look to it as a resource for use in making your workplace safer, look to it as a terrific list of workplace tool box safety talks. Continue reading

Know Forklift Hazards? Easy If You Do It Smart

working smartYou only need to look as far as your forklift’s operator’s and owners manual for a list of hazards that you and your operators need to be continually mindful of. It isn’t a long list and would not take a great deal of time to discuss before a work shift. Consider using your operator’s manual as a source of safety related topics to cover in your tool box safety meetings. Continue reading

Operator’s Manual: Revealing the Secrets

forklift parkedThere it is, right there behind us generally, the lift truck’s operator’s manual. Full of insights and information critical to the safe use of our forklift and much more, certainly it’s worth a few moments of discovery. Uncovering the secret of the operator’s manual only takes the time it costs to open it to become familiar with the value found inside and then make it a practice to share that information with your operators. Continue reading

The Operators Manual: The Good Book

cover forklift operators manualCall it the good book, the forklift operators manual should be found on any forklift in use in your facility. Make checking that point your first priority. Your second should be insuring that you and your operators have read the book. Short on pages, but deep on valuable information the book is certainly worth the small amount of time it would take you to internalize. When you think of the tens of thousands of dollars invested in the equipment it was written for, maybe you’ll see the justification easier.

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