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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



Safety Corner

 

Safety Corner is brought to you by Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc. Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc. is the Nation's Leader in OSHA compliant forklift certification and forklift operator safety training. They offer the most complete OSHA compliant forklift operator safety training kits that are available in English and Spanish. You can visit their website at www.forkliftsafety.com



The proper way to add a forklift attachment

December 15, 2015

During the last few months I have seen a number of forklifts that have unapproved forklift attachments and thought it might be a good idea to address the proper routes for getting an attachment added correctly... Read more about The proper way to add a forklift attachment

Fall Protection Products

April 1, 2014

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

All fall protection products fit into four functional categories.
1. Fall Arrest; 2. Positioning; 3. Suspension; 4. Retrieval.

Fall Arrest: A fall arrest system... Read more about Fall Protection Products

OSHA Facts

March 1, 2014

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aims to ensure worker safety and health in the United States by working with employers and employees to create better working environments.... Read more about OSHA Facts

10 Forklift Operator Training Requirements

February 1, 2014

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

The most frequent asked question that FORKLIFTSAFETY.COM receives in their office on a daily basis is, “What Do We Need To Do To... Read more about 10 Forklift Operator Training Requirements

FREE Forklift Safety Posters

January 1, 2014

The “10 Forklift Safety Rules” and “Forklift Hand Signals” Posters are now FREE. These color posters are printer friendly and can be easily printed at: Read more about FREE Forklift Safety Posters

Comprehensive Training – Key to Forklift Safety

December 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Annually there are over 34,000 injury accidents that involve forklifts, more than 13,000 Workers’ Compensation claims are filed as a result of forklift accidents and 70 to 90% of all... Read more about Comprehensive Training – Key to Forklift Safety

“Train The Trainer...” Certification or Confusion

November 1, 2013

By: Forklift Safety Training Services, Inc.

Don't be fooled by the incorrect term CERTIFICATION when the correct or proper term is CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. Many training companies boldly advertise and offer a "train the trainer"... Read more about “Train The Trainer...” Certification or Confusion

Top 3 Areas of Concern at the Loading Dock

October 1, 2013

By: Michael Brittingham, Marketing Communication Manager, Serco Entrematic

It’s easy to come to the conclusion that the loading dock area can be one of the most hazardous areas of your operations. Maybe that has something to do with... Read more about Top 3 Areas of Concern at the Loading Dock

Hand Signals For Controlling Forklift Operations

August 1, 2013

Provided By: Department of Energy, DOE-RL-92-36

Over the last several months we have had many requests from carious companies and government agencies for some standardized hand signals for controlling forklift operations. After... Read more about Hand Signals For Controlling Forklift Operations

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



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