National Forklift Safety Day is on June 12th this year. This day is a great opportunity to bring forklift safety to everyone's "top of mind". Now is the time to prepare a worthwhile day for your team. If you search National Forklift Safety Day online, you’ll find hundreds of safety tips. The hard part is turning those tips into worthwhile action. That's why we've created this list of 10 ideas you can implement on National Forklift Safety Day to make forklift safety a priority. Yo ..
Safety Comes First For the month of September (affectionately dubbed Safe-tember) we’re focusing on safety in the warehouse and anywhere our industrial equipment serves you. Equipment Engineered for Safety Designed to not only meet but exceed OSHA and ANSI safety requirements, all Toyota forklifts are equipped with standard safety features such as overhead guards, operator restraint systems (https://www.toyotaforklift.com/solutions/forklift-seatbelts-are-not-an-option/), horns, and To ..
Thankfully competitions between forklifts and pedestrians don’t happen every day. But when they do the powerful forklift usually wins, causing serious injury to the pedestrian, even death. Here are 13 ways things employers, pedestrians and forklift drivers can all do to avoid these unpleasant confrontations. Employers: Separate the pedestrian and forklift traffic by creating designated walkways or travel ways. Restrict people from entering areas where the forklift is operating. ..
National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association. On this day manufacturers call attention to the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public and government officials about safe forklift operation. Over 190,000 new forklifts were sold in the United States last year. The material handling industry is estimated to be about $165 billion annually. With all of that machinery performing such vital functions, forklift safety is a topic ..
The forks on your forklift are a hard-working and vital part of the vehicle. They will perform reliably for years if they are properly used and protected. But if abused or neglected, even these rugged workhorses have a breaking point. . . and that can make for a very bad day at work. Follow these 5 tips for preventing damage to your forks: Don't be a drag: The weight of your load is carried on the heel of your forklift. Protect the heels and don’t drag them. Dragg ..
The forks on your forklift may look sturdy and indestructible, but there's more to a safe fork that just rugged good looks. Forklift operators are responsible for checking the forks before their shifts for obvious issues. And according to the ANSI/ITSDF B-56.1 standards they should have a thorough inspection at least once a year, more often if you run multiple shifts or they are used in a more severe operation. Here's what the standard says about Forklift Fork Inspections Fork inspections 6. ..
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