Tag Archives: safety

Dangerous 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 […]

Looking Ahead: Blind Spot Safety

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 […]

Ergonomics 101 for Material Handling Equipment

ergonomics 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 […]

Fleet Management 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 […]

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 […]

Pedestrian Safety & Forklifts

The key to reducing forklift-related accidents is proper training on and off of the forklift. Anticipating pedestrian presence and movement, along with training pedestrians how to work safely in the presence of material handling equipment, are topics that every facility needs to address. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, close to […]

Are Your Forklift Tires Putting You In Danger?

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 […]

Important Tips for 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 […]

What Should I Check Before Operating A Forklift?

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, […]