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10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

Trevor Cowser - Thursday, April 05, 2018
10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

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 ..

Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Joyce Schwob - Monday, September 19, 2016
Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

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 ..

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

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 - June 14 2016

Joyce Schwob - Monday, June 06, 2016
National Forklift Safety Day - June 14 2016

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  ..

7 Key Forklift Fork Inspection Points

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 09, 2016

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. ..

I'm No Fool - Around Forklifts

Joyce Schwob - Monday, February 15, 2016
I'm No Fool - Around Forklifts

Every day is full of routines - the morning commute, cooking dinner, co-existing with other humans. And in all of your daily routines there are things you naturally do to stay safe. You obey traffic signs, keep small children away from the stove and refrain from telling your boss what you really think of him/her. As Jiminy Cricket would say, "You're no fool". Workplace safety should be part of your natural routine. Whether you operate forklifts, supervise the forklift operators, or just  ..

Forklift Safety Day and Beyond

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Forklift Safety Day and Beyond

June 10th is Forklift Safety Day. Yes, lately it seems like every day is something-day: "Take Your Pet To Work Day", "Talk Like A Pirate Day", "Bacon Day", and yes, these are real quasi-holidays. Forklift Safety Day, however, is not some fun, tongue-in-cheek goofy day. According to OSHA statistics, forklifts are involved in 96,785 accidents per year. Of those, 61,800 are considered not serious, 34,900 are serious, and 85 are fatal. Whichever group you're in, forklift safety is something to k ..

A Healthy Dose of Planned Maintenance

Joyce Schwob - Thursday, October 23, 2014
A Healthy Dose of Planned Maintenance

Poor maintenance habits can put the lives of the people who work on the equipment at risk; it can also affect the financial health of the business. In order for a company to remain competitive should must follow sound vehicle and equipment maintenance procedures. Companies with ineffective maintenance programs usually suffer from one or more of the following problems: The maintenance staff is unable to foresee a problem before it happens; no one is looking to identify problems wit ..

7 Tips for Forklift Operation Around Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - Monday, August 25, 2014
7 Tips for Forklift Operation Around Pedestrians

The operator of the forklift truck is responsible for operating in a safe manner; this includes avoiding all pedestrians in the work area. Here are 7 tips for working safely around pedestrians: Stay as far away from them as is practical. Pedestrians may not understand that lift truck are very different from cars. They may not understand how heavy the truck and load are, or how much it takes to stop the moving load. Sound the horn at intersections and blind spots.  ..

3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Over 94,000 lift truck accidents are reported in the US every year. Operator training is essential to reducing that number but it isn't enough. Toyota decided that the best approach to preventing lift truck accidents is "one that combines the efforts of every person, business and organization involved" and decided take the lead role as a manufacturer. As a result they created the world's first System of Active Stability™(SAS). Derived from automotive technology, SAS is able to ele ..

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