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Propane Use in your Forklift Fleet

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changing forklift propane tankUsing propane in your forklift fleet? It is serious business and OSHA recognizes that. Implementing propane forklift safety training is essential if you want to avoid a disaster. Lets get right down to the rules, safety IS important. From OSHA regs 1910.110(e)(4)(iii)

Permanent and removable fuel containers shall be securely mounted to prevent jarring loose, slipping, or rotating, and the fastenings shall be designed and constructed to withstand static loading in any direction equal to twice the weight of the tank and attachments when filled with fuel using a safety factor of not less than four based on the ultimate strength of the material to be used. Field welding, when necessary, shall be made only on saddle plates, lugs or brackets, originally attached to the container by the tank manufacturer. Continue reading

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, forklift safety, Safety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Forklift Safety: How Not to Refuel

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forklift burnt by fireCredit to Mike Graves and John Smith for this article provided to Toyota technicians via the SAP training portal.

If it wasn’t for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in fire damage, the whole thing would have been funny. “It was that stupid,” Mike thought we could have called it “The Three Stooges Hit the Corporation Yard” or “How Not to Fuel Your Forklift.” None of us were thinking straight. We were all a little distracted when some horseplay combined to create a dangerous situation. Continue reading

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , |3 Comments

LP Tanks, When You Simply Have to Work With Explosives

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Many lift trucks run on propane [often referred to as LP because in the cylinder it is in a liquid form]. It is easy to use and economical. Propane is however highly combustible which can cause a fire or even explode if handled wrong.

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By | April 4th, 2012|Categories: Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments