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AFTER the Forklift Accident

Accidents happen.  We spend a lot of time in this blog discussing the finer points of forklift operation and safety, and you hopefully offer training and education to keep your people safe, and even still – accidents happen. So we’ve covered what to do before an accident – but what can you expect after an accident happens in your...
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Continuing Forklift Education

“The only thing that is constant is change.” - Heraclitus Think about how much the industry has changed since you started. No matter when that was, there have been technological, procedural and safety improvements that you need to keep ahead of or else you are in danger of getting passed up by individuals who are more adaptable to...
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Is your forklift operator going to sit or stand?

Driver comfort has become a critical deciding factor in the purchase of new forklift trucks, and manufacturers like Doosan are at the forefront of that thinking. That leaves you with a decision. Will your operators stand, or sit? Here’s what you need to consider as you decide. Think about your facility’s footprint. What type of surface is...
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New Year Checklist

With the dawning of a new year, and plenty of people vowing to make 2018 count, there’s no better time to re-dedicate yourself to ensuring your forklift fleet is in tip-top shape. Hopefully, your operators start every shift with a complete inspection already (since it’s required by OSHA), but let’s take this one a little deeper to give...
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December Forklift FAQ’s

We still get questions.  We have all these resources, thousands of words in our blogs and we still get questions. That’s a good thing.  We love questions and can talk about forklifts all day. Here’s just some of the questions we’ve been asked this month: Where can I get trained to drive a forklift?  We offer training to businesses,...
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5 Things to do to Make the Warehouse & Forklift Safer

It’s not complicated, keeping your facility safe.  Anywhere there are machinery, materials and people there are bound to be complications, but the fact is most workplace accidents can be prevented. With that in mind- here are five things you can do right now, today, to make your facility safer for your employees, your equipment, and your...
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Becoming a Forklift Operator

We often get calls from young people who ask us how they can become a forklift operator.  While it seems like an easy question, there are certain requirements that make the answer a little complicated.  We’re going to try to unsnarl the details here: First, you have to be 18 and have your high school diploma.  That’s the simplest...
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Top 5 Critical Forklift Safety Rules

OSHA says a whopping 70% of forklift accidents could be prevented. 70%. Google “top forklift accidents” and you’ll find an entertaining list of videos showing forklift operators doing stupid things and causing all kinds of problems.  You’ll also find the occasional terrifying video where someone was seriously injured, even killed,...
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Forklift Attachments and OSHA

Your forklift operators have been trained on the appropriate trucks and know those units back to front, but did you know that if you add any attachments or alter the forklift in any way operators must be trained again? OSHA has a list of requirements for attachments and any item that alters the truck’s center of gravity, visibility or...
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Crash Course for Outdoor Forklifts

  Most forklifts are used indoors, or a combination of indoors and outdoors.  Some, forklifts, however, spend their work lives outdoors and they need some special considerations. Let’s start with the lot you’re working in and around.  Paving matters.  Ideally, a blacktop or concrete is preferred over a dirt lot that can be...
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