Looking Ahead: Blind Spot Safety

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While safety in the workplace is consistently discussed in the material handling industry, there are devastating accidents nearly every day. Corners, doorways, and limited visibility areas present unique challenges for operators and pedestrians. Blind spots require focus and, in some cases, extra time for all those involved in the material handling process. Here are four best practices for avoiding blind … Read More

Bill ZemakLooking Ahead: Blind Spot Safety

Ergonomics 101 for Material Handling Equipment

Ergonomics 101 for MHE

Material handling equipment (MHE) is only part of the equation. In this industry, safety is a hot topic as it pertains to the equipment, but the managers and operators are often forgotten. Even in 2015, many teams still rely on employees to carry, lift, and distribute containers and miscellaneous items. Managers should be cognizant of the work environment and physical … Read More

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How to Sell Your Forklift

Tips for Selling – The Forklift Pro

Are you looking to sell your forklift or a fleet of material handling equipment before the year comes to a close? You can expedite the process by having all the pertinent details ready before you reach out to buyers like us at The Forklift Pro.  This includes providing a thorough description of your equipment including the make, model, year, and … Read More

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Fleet Management in Extreme Cold

How to care for heavy equipment in extreme cold

Keeping your forklift fleet running during extreme cold is a challenge for operators across the country. Record lows and temperatures similar to those from last winter are expected again this season. Taking a few basic precautions with your fleet of equipment this winter will prevent high repair costs, plus a loss of efficiency and workplace safety. Here are some things … Read More

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How to Choose the Best Used Forklift for the Job

Tips for buying from The Forklift Pro

Estimating the number of forklifts you need to purchase might be a daunting task, especially for first time buyers. When considering the purchase of a forklift, the amount of use the equipment will receive on a daily or weekly basis will make a huge difference in what you buy. For example, you won’t want equipment with a lot of hours … Read More

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Reducing Forklift-Related Industrial Accidents

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Every workplace has potential dangers for employees and equipment. However those in industrial and warehouse settings are at a greater risk for serious accidents, due to the involvement of heavy machinery, including material handling equipment (MHE). Though there are several rules, regulations, and safety standards established to help reduce the number and severity of accidents in these workplaces by organizations … Read More

Bill ZemakReducing Forklift-Related Industrial Accidents

Qué Transacción es Recomendable Realizar con los Equipos Usados para Manejo de Materiales?

Las empresas que han actualizado recientemente sus montacargas y transpaletas en búsqueda de mayor seguridad y eficiencia, probablemente han visto un incremento en la cantidad de herramientas sin uso que están ocasionando problemas de almacenamiento, saturando el ambiente de trabajo, y dejando de  proporcionar valor agregado a sus operaciones. Es de vital importancia tener en cuenta,  que mientras estos elementos … Read More

Bill ZemakQué Transacción es Recomendable Realizar con los Equipos Usados para Manejo de Materiales?

Common Sense in the Workplace

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Quick tip: Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. Make sure your warehouse team understands your internal safety policies and that you take OSHA violations seriously. And please don’t try this in your own workplace. These people have obviously lost their minds.

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Comprando el Montacargas Usado correcto para su Negocio

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La compra de equipos para manejo de materiales (EMM) de calidad, así como máquinas montacargas puede ser un proceso complicado. Por ello, antes de comenzar a buscar posibles opciones de compra, deben considerarse varios aspectos relacionados con dichas operaciones. Así mismo, una vez completado ese proceso, es necesario encontrar un negocio de confianza para realizar la compra. Finalmente, es recomendable elaborar un plan para proteger su inversión en dichos equipos. Antes de comenzar su búsqueda de EMM, es importante evaluar primero … Read More

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Pedestrian Safety Tip: Increasing Alertness

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Quick tip: Want to help avoid accidents in your warehouse? Try improving the lighting, supply high-visibility clothing, and make sure walkways are clutter free.

Bill ZemakPedestrian Safety Tip: Increasing Alertness