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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2016 MODEX Guide


Employer Liability

July 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Forklift accidents can be traced to two causes – operator error, which is due to a lack of training, and defective equipment. In both cases, the employer can be held liable in a lawsuit when... Read more about Employer Liability

Forklift Carbon Monoxide

June 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Carbon monoxide produced from propane (L.P) powered forklifts in warehouse applications is one of the most common industrial hazards. Poisoning from this odorless, colorless and tasteless gas... Read more about Forklift Carbon Monoxide

Forklift Operator Age Requirements

May 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

The purpose of this article is to inform employers that youth employment regulations (29CFR570) promulgated under the Fair Labor Standards Act, prohibits most employees under the age of 18... Read more about Forklift Operator Age Requirements

Forklift Rental Yard Liability

February 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

When renting a forklift to a customer (lessee), the rental yard (lessor) should have the following or similar written statement or agreement from the customer (lessee) with their... Read more about Forklift Rental Yard Liability

Employer Confusion

January 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Most employers throughout the U.S. are demanding previous forklift operator training or certification from individuals making application for employment who want to operate forklift trucks.... Read more about Employer Confusion

10 Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining To Forklift Training

December 1, 2012

By: Forklift Safety Training Services

What vehicles are considered to be powered industrial trucks? The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) defines a powered industrial tuck as a mobile, power propelled truck used to carry,... Read more about 10 Frequently Asked Questions Pertaining To Forklift Training

OSHA Working Overtime

November 1, 2012

Jeff Ord of Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

For the past several months we have been experiencing a huge increase of inquiries and safety training kit sales from employers who OSHA has randomly inspected their forklift safety... Read more about OSHA Working Overtime

Forklift Driver Killed When Floor Collapses

April 1, 2011

By: Jeff Ord, President of Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Tonight, I’m pushing right up to the deadline date to write my “Safety Corner” article for Material Handling Network. Based on today’s circumstances, I decided... Read more about Forklift Driver Killed When Floor Collapses

Distracted Driving

January 1, 2010

I think most people would agree that distracted driving is a worldwide problem, but might also think it is one which does not apply to them. It doesn’t matter if you are operating a service van, semi truck, car or a forklift; distractions can... Read more about Distracted Driving

How Should Trainers Be Trained?

October 1, 2009

When you are preparing to travel by air it may be comforting to know that your pilot has hundreds of hours in training and thousands of flight hours. When you sign the release to have major surgery the same is true, years of training and... Read more about How Should Trainers Be Trained?

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