What’s New In Forklifts

December 21, 2017
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Forklift Safety – Who’s Responsible?

Powered industrial equipment has greatly improved productivity in manufacturing, warehouse and distribution operations. Forklifts and hand trucks allow one employee to do the work of several in moving large quantities of materials and handling awkward loads. Storage space usage has improved due to palletizing and the ability to stack materials higher, utilizing more of the storage cube.

While all these benefits have improved materials handling, the potential for serious injury and death has also increased.
December 21, 2017
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Forklifts: 11% safety risk rate in your facility

Forklift accidents account for 61,800 minor injuries, 34,900 serious injuries, and 85 forklift related deaths every year, according to OSHA estimates. With almost 900,000 forklifts in operation at any given
December 21, 2017
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Forklifts: Mass x Velocity = Accidents

Normally, mass x velocity equals momentum – but when we’re talking about forklifts, that momentum can quickly turn into accidents. Consider the nature of the typical forklift: extremely heavy, dense in construction, usually carrying additional
December 21, 2017
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Forklift safety training is critical

Forklifts are commonplace around construction sites, warehouses and factories. But these powered industrial trucks can be deadly if used improperly, and they require respect and diligence for safe operation.