Forklift Safety Month: Must-Have Forklift Safety Checklist

Forklift Safety Checklist by The Forklift Pro

You have probably heard time and time again that forklift safety is of utmost importance. Statistics don’t lie – according to OSHA, each year nearly 11% of forklifts will be part of some accident, which will result in about 100,000 injuries. You can’t afford to skip out on safety checks. Doing so may put yourself and your co-workers at risk. … 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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If You Don’t Snooze, You’ll Lose. Helping the Sleep Deprived Shift Worker.

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For as long as mankind has existed, we have risen and set with the sun. It is in our genetics to be active in the day and to sleep at night. Every human biological function is controlled by circadian rhythms, also known as our ‘body clock.’ This tells our bodies when to wake up, when to sleep and when to … Read More

Vick KumarIf You Don’t Snooze, You’ll Lose. Helping the Sleep Deprived Shift Worker.

Forklift Seat Belt Safety Tips

Header image Seat Belt Safety Blog

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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Forklift Safety in Rainy Weather

Forklift Safety In Rain

April showers bring May flowers, or something like that, right? Some days can still be a bit chilly, but spring is here. The weather is finally starting to warm up, and you don’t have to worry about managing your fleet in icy conditions, for the most part. Rain, however, is something we have to consider regardless of temperature. Forklift safety … 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

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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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

Bill ZemakFleet Management in Extreme Cold