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8 Benefits of Forklift LED Warning Lights

LED pedestrian safety warning lights are ideal for installation on all classes of forklifts. Installing LED pedestrian safety warning lights can play a big part in your safety program by reducing accidents and in promoting a safer working environment.

6 Ways to Boost Your Forklift Operators Job Performance and Productivity

6 Ways to Boost Your Forklift Operators Job Performance and Productivity Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 31st August 2017 We have assembled a list of 6 suggestions to boost job performance and productivity.  Forklift operator safety training, directly impacts both job performance and productivity. Whether you are starting out with a new forklift training program or if you have an existing program the following suggestions can assist you as… Read more about 6 Ways to Boost Your Forklift Operators Job Performance and Productivity

7 Reasons To Schedule Forklift Training

7 Reasons To Schedule Forklift Training Today Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 24th August 2017 We have assembled a list of 7 reasons to schedule forklift training. If you are observing or experiencing any of the 7 items listed below then it may be the time for you to contact a forklift training company and schedule a forklift training course today.  1.  Excessive Speed – Have you observed your… Read more about 7 Reasons To Schedule Forklift Training

Average Fines Assessed By OSHA Rose Significantly In 2016

Average Fines Assessed By OSHA Rose Significantly In 2016 Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 31st March 2017 Average fines assessed by OSHA rose significantly in 2016 (for serious workplace safety violations). This after the agency revamped its penalty structure.  According to the article found on the website Business Insurance written by Gloria Gonzalez on 1/19/2017   "From Aug. 2 to Dec. 31, 2016 the average penalty for serious violations increased to… Read more about Average Fines Assessed By OSHA Rose Significantly In 2016

Forklift Jobs – What You Need to Know

Want To Be a Forklift Operator - What You Need to Know Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 28th March 2017 You have searched for forklift jobs in your area, after reading the job requirements, you would like to apply, but you do not have any forklift driving experience. If any of this rings true than this article is written for you. Some the calls we receive include the following questions… Read more about Forklift Jobs – What You Need to Know

Forklift Safety on Inclines, Slopes, and Ramps

Forklift Safety on Inclines, Slopes, and Ramps Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 27th February 2017 The topic: forklift safety on inclines, slopes, and ramps should be included in your forklift operator training. This is especially true if driving of forklift on inclines, slopes, and ramps is common practice at your place of businesses. The following standards are taken from CFR 1910.178 Grades shall be ascended or descended slowly [CFR 1910.178(n)(7)]… Read more about Forklift Safety on Inclines, Slopes, and Ramps

2016 OSHA Top 10 Cited Safety Violations

2016 OSHA Top 10 Cited Safety Violations Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 20th October 2016 Each year OSHA puts out its OSHA Top 10 Cited Safety Violations. These Top 10 Most Cited Violations are the result of all workplace safety inspections that occurred throughout the United States. This list could be used as a tool for business to help reassess their safety programs and identify opportunities for improvement. While there is… Read more about 2016 OSHA Top 10 Cited Safety Violations

Forklift Training Infographic

Forklift Training Infographic Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 12th October 2016 When it comes to forklift operator training, are you or do you know somebody that is sitting on the fence? If so, then this forklift training infographic could just be the ticket that leads oneself to take action. The statistics are real, the risks are real and the penalties for not being compliant are also real! Please share… Read more about Forklift Training Infographic

OSHA Forklift Training & Certification

OSHA Forklift Training and Certification Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 21st September 2016 During the course of the day it isn't uncommon to receive numerous calls from businesses looking for information on OSHA forklift training & certification. The questions range from general in nature for example, do you offer OSHA forklift training at your place of business to specific questions on hiring someone that has been trained at another company. While it is… Read more about OSHA Forklift Training & Certification

Forklift Safety – Are You OSHA Compliant

Forklift Safety - Are You OSHA Compliant? Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 19th September 2016 Many companies have chosen to abide by the law and implement a forklift safety program. Unfortunately, there are a number of businesses that choose to "roll the dice", ignore the law, and not provide forklift training for their employees.  Most would agree that forklift accidents cost companies. Forklift accidents cost companies in a variety of ways… Read more about Forklift Safety – Are You OSHA Compliant

Safe Distance From Power Lines

Maintaining a Safe Distance From Power Lines Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 4th August 2016 Aerial Lift Training An article found on Aggregates Manager (http://www.aggman.com/)  written by Kerry Clines describes an electrician that was operating a man lift when his left shoulder came into contact with the 14,400 volt overhead power lines. He received burns to his left shoulder, both arms, and hands. Not to make light of the extent of… Read more about Safe Distance From Power Lines

Advances In Forklift Batteries and Chargers

Advances In Forklift Batteries and Chargers Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 8th August 2016 On July 21, 2016 DC Velocity published an article addressing the advances in forklift batteries and chargers. The article written by Toby Gooley, Senior Editor includes a wide range of batteries; from those used in electric forklifts, to the mobile phone many of us rely on.  For those companies currently using class I, II, and/or III forklift the… Read more about Advances In Forklift Batteries and Chargers

Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training – PIT Hazards

Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training – PIT Hazards Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 29th June 2016 Powered industrial trucks are used in almost all industries. They can be used to move, raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Because powered industrial truck movement is controlled by the operator and is not restricted by the… Read more about Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training – PIT Hazards

Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training – PIT Characteristics

Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training -PIT Characteristics  Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 7th June 2016 The term "powered industrial truck" is defined in the ASME B56.1 (formerly the ANSI B56.1) standard as a "mobile, power propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier material." Vehicles that are used for earth moving and over-the-road hauling are excluded. Powered industrial trucks are classified by their manufacturers according… Read more about Beginners Guide to Forklift Operator Training – PIT Characteristics

Forklift Accident – Man Critically Injured

Forklift Accident - Man Critically Injured Published by Timothy G. Wiemer on 21st April 2016 A forklift accident like this one may have been prevented had the forklift operator and the individual assisting kept a safe distance from one another. "According to police, the 52-year-old suffered a "traumatic head injury" as he helped unload several large panels of glass from a flatbead truck. The victim was standing nearby when a… Read more about Forklift Accident – Man Critically Injured

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