A Healthy Dose of Planned Maintenance

Joyce Schwob - October 23, 2014

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 Read more

7 Tips for Forklift Operation Around Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - August 25, 2014

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 Read more

3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Joyce Schwob - October 23, 2013

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 Read more

Going Going Gone – Forklift Tip Over Danger

Joyce Schwob - October 17, 2013

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 Read more

Can We all Just Get Along? Forklifts vs.Pedestrians

Joyce Schwob - October 2, 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 Read more