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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  ..

The Benefits of On-Site Forklift Operator Training

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 18, 2015
The Benefits of On-Site Forklift Operator Training

If you use forklifts in your business, it is essential you have people who are properly trained to operate them. Employers are responsible to show proof that their forklift operators have been trained on the equipment they are assigned to. If you haven't done training in the past 3 years, or if you have not trained and tested your current operators it is time to get a forklift operator safety trainer in. Here are some benefits of having forklift operator certification (/training/forkl ..

How To Get Forklift Certified in Buffalo and Western New York

Joyce Schwob - Friday, April 17, 2015
How To Get Forklift Certified in Buffalo and Western New York

All forklift operators are required to be certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An operator can be trained by attending a course at a trade school, or they can be certified by a trainer at their place of employment or other training facility. The guide on how to get forklift certified in Buffalo (/training) requires five simple steps. Step One: Find an Instructor To become a certified forklift operator, one could attend one of our courses. Or businesses c ..

How Often Must Forklift Operators Be Trained

Joyce Schwob - Tuesday, August 05, 2014
How Often Must Forklift Operators Be Trained

Most people understand OSHA's requirement that drivers receive appropriate instruction before being allowed to operate a company's forklift - but many get confused when it comes to refresher training and performance evaluations. Refresher training in relevant topics needs to be done when an operator: has been observed to operate the vehicle in an unsafe manner has been involved in an accident or near-miss incident has received a workplace evaluation that reveals the operator is not oper ..

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 ..

Going Going Gone - Forklift Tip Over Danger

Joyce Schwob - Thursday, October 17, 2013
Going Going Gone - Forklift Tip Over Danger

Forklift tip overs are the number one cause of forklift related deaths. Tip overs can be attributed to poor driving skills and these tragedies are preventable with proper forklift operator training. When you witness any of these unsafe operating conditions, you’ve got a recipe for disaster. The likelihood of tip-overs is increased under the following conditions or combinations of them: Travelling to quickly around corners Overloading Traveling with the load tilted forward and/or eleva ..

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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. En ..

What's in a Forklift Nameplate?

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

OSHA Regulations state that "only loads within the rated capacity of a truck shall be handled" So how can you tell how much a forklift is made to carry? Check the nameplate also referred to as the data plate. The nameplate provides information about the truck’s capacity. Along with the forklift's model and serial number information you will find: LIFTING HEIGHT (column A) The maximum lift height based on the rated load centers. This is a measurement from the floor to the top of the for ..

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