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Forklift safety inspections

November 22, 2016

One of the most challenging issues that companies face with regards to forklift safety is of the inspection checklist. Contrary to popular belief, OSHA does not require these checks to be made in writing and has stated this in a letter of... Read more about Forklift safety inspections

Safety at forklift dealerships

November 11, 2016

You would think that forklift dealerships would be pinnacles of forklift safety, examples for those in the industry to follow. It is fine to think that, but many times that is not the case. Forklift dealers, as a whole, typically have higher... Read more about Safety at forklift dealerships

Don’t spare the rod!

September 23, 2016

A famous verse from the bible says “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” Proverbs 13:24. You might ask, “What in the world does that have to do with forklift safety” and my response... Read more about Don’t spare the rod!

How to advise your customers they need to make safety changes

August 23, 2016

...even when they don’t know they have them.

When I started out in the material handling industry years ago, I was very lucky to start out at a dealership with some excellent and patient managers, who took the time to teach and coach... Read more about How to advise your customers they need to make safety changes

Believe it or not?

July 28, 2016

Recently, I heard an amazing story. A small, private air transport company was found to be training their pilots in some very unconventional ways. This particular airline was in a competition with many others to stay afloat and every dollar... Read more about Believe it or not?

Forklift seatbelts

July 5, 2016

When I was a kid in the 1970’s, I never worried much about seatbelts or what might happen if I didn’t wear one. When I became a teenager in the 1980’s, it was still not a big deal, since I was used to motorcycles and tractors that... Read more about Forklift seatbelts

Becoming a forklift operator can be harder than you might imagine

May 26, 2016

Most types of serious vehicles have a fairly lengthy training process to become qualified and there are usually hundreds of training schools clamoring for the business. If you want to learn to operate a forklift, and you are not currently... Read more about Becoming a forklift operator can be harder than you might imagine

Don’t be a hypocrite!

May 26, 2016

Everybody knows someone that says one thing and then does another. How many of us tell our kids to do certain things in order to be safe, and then show them quite another side when we don’t think they are watching! I know that telling my... Read more about Don’t be a hypocrite!

Are your people qualified to operate your forklift in your applications?

March 15, 2016

Not long ago, we were doing some driving evaluations at a customer location; most of the operators were highly skilled and we had no problem finding them competent to operate the lifts and certifying them for their environment. There were,... Read more about Are your people qualified to operate your forklift in your applications?

Are your people qualified to operate your forklift in your application?

March 7, 2016

Not long ago, we were doing some driving evaluations at a customer location; most of the operators were highly skilled and we had no problem finding them competent to operate the lifts and certifying them for their environment. There were,... Read more about Are your people qualified to operate your forklift in your application?



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