6 Summer Safety Tips for Forklift Operators

Summer safety tips for forklift operators.

There are many safety risks associated with operating heavy machinery. Those risks are compounded by extreme weather – especially heat. Forklift operators aren’t strangers to taking precautionary measures while on the job. With that said, there are extra safety measures forklift drivers must take in the summertime in order to keep themselves and their co-workers safe. Whether you’re working indoors … Read More

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What is a Lockout Tagout Procedure?

Lockout Tagout Procedures

When a forklift goes down for any reason, the facility supervisor is tasked with ensuring the machine does not cause damage to the operator or product. If damage has occurred, they must see to it that no further damage is caused. Lockout tagout procedures help protect forklift operators and mechanics from unexpected electrical surges while maintenance is being performed. OSHA … Read More

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Forklift Accident Causes & Prevention

Forklift Accident Causes and Prevention

There’s a reason so many rules and guidelines for operating a forklift exist. At any given time, you are moving thousands of pounds of product. That’s quite an impressive (and sometimes dangerous) feat. For that reason alone, proper forklift safety procedures must be followed at all times. As part of National Forklift Safety Day, we’ve outlined some safety basics, refreshers, … Read More

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Cool Tips for Summer Forklift Care

Cool tips for Summer Forklift Care

Hotter weather is just around the corner. Your forklifts and your warehouse need proper cooling procedures in place in order to avoid unnecessary and costly heat-related equipment (and driver) malfunctions. Maintaining your forklifts should always be a priority in order to keep them running efficiently and safely – especially in extreme temperatures. Excessive heat exposure can lead to increased forklift … Read More

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Forklift 101: Tips for New Forklift Drivers

Forklift Driver 101

Forklifts give us the power to save time, money, heavy lifting, and unloading, as well as increase efficiency in warehouse logistics. With that being said, being a forklift operator takes discipline, focus, and continuous training. There is a hard line between being a professional forklift operator and being an experienced forklift operator professional. Don’t worry – in time you will … Read More

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Forklift Seat Belt Safety Tips

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If you are old enough to remember riding in a car during the 1960’s through the mid-1980’s you’ll probably remember not being diligent about wearing a seat belt. It wasn’t until 1985 that the NHTSA and the Ad Council began using advertising to promote seat belt use with the Vince and Larry dummies. The commercials showed the realities of what … Read More

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Dangerous Distractions in the Warehouse

Distractions in the warehouse

We can all agree that driving a car while distracted is risky behavior. Dan Clark, from The Safety Brief, accurately states that “Forklift safety starts when the driver understands a forklift is not a car.” While they’re definitely not the same, similar rules apply to both. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Obey speed limits. Stay in designated lanes. … Read More

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Looking Ahead: Blind Spot Safety

Blind Spots FLP

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

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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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Common Sense in the Workplace

Forklift Pro common sense

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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