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

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Reducing Forklift-Related Industrial Accidents


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

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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

Are Your Forklift Tires Putting You In Danger?

Forklift Tire Safety

A key, but often overlooked, aspect of forklift safety is tire condition. On average, forklift tires carry over 9,600 pounds. Because there is no suspension on this type of material handling equipment (MHE), forklift tires absorb the entire load weight. Checking tires periodically is crucial to operator, and equipment, safety and preventing load and facility damage. Operator Safety When it … Read More

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Important Tips for National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day

At The Forklift Pro, we know forklifts and pedestrians should never mix, and since today is National Forklift Safety Day, we’re addressing this important topic. Shockingly, there are over 100 deaths that are directly linked to this type of Material Handling Equipment every year. Although forklifts are the cause of just one percent of total industrial accidents, they are responsible … Read More

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Taking Care of Your Equipment Means Taking Care of Yourself

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If you work in a busy and very physical industry, as many of those reading this post do, you know how hard it can be to take a break. We need rest breaks for many reasons, but among them is the opportunity to rehydrate. Just like many forklifts, we need to maintain proper fluid levels to operate properly as well! … Read More

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What Should I Check Before Operating A Forklift?

Forklift Pro Safety

When using industrial equipment to perform everyday tasks, you know how important it is to maintain it in proper working order. This statement is especially true in the case of fork lifts. Ignoring regular maintenance and safety checks can lead to trouble quickly. This is why every day you use a forklift of any kind, you should do a quick … Read More

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How To Ensure Forklift Safety

Forklift safety

When you use any motor vehicle, it’s very important for the safety of both you as the driver and everyone else around you that caution should be used. This is especially true in industrial settings where forklifts are used. Because work spaces may be more enclosed or even cramped and your proximity to people and other equipment may be quite … Read More

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