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 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. ..
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 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 ..
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 ..
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