Critical Forklift Safety Tips! (Infographic)

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A forklift is an essential piece of equipment in any warehouse, distribution center or factory. Without it, it would be nearly impossible to efficiently move heavy objects in these environments. The strength and versatility of lift trucks certainly make life easier for the people who work in most industrial settings as long as there exists forklift safety.

However, the power that forklifts provide must be used with a great deal of responsibility. Operators need to be capable and well-trained in order to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Most importantly, they also must know how to handle the equipment safely in order to prevent accidents.

More than 20,000 people are injured each year as a result of incidents involving forklifts. This underscores the importance of knowing how to use this essential equipment responsibly.

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Different Types of Access Platforms!

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In industrial construction, there are a lot of times that you need to work in areas that are not accessible, and that’s where access platforms prove very helpful, as they help you comfortably and safely work in difficult areas.

With access platforms, workers can confidently work to do their job effectively with a lessened risk of equipment damage and personal safety hazards. These things can cost a lot, which is why it’s better to use an access platform.

However, not all industrial construction projects are the same, and the same access platform may not work well in another setting.

With the different kinds of construction projects, there are also various types of access platforms depending on materials and why you need one.

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5 Critical Work Injury Attorney Characteristics!

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There are all types of lawyers. They specialize in all different things, from corporate to environmental law to being a work injury attorney.

There are also different reasons why an individual might get into the legal profession. Some want to do it so they can defend society’s downtrodden classes. Some want to get rich, and certain lawyers do make a great deal of money.

If you suffer a serious work injury, that’s a time when you may need a lawyer on your side. However, you don’t want to come up with a list of attorneys near you and pick a name at random. You should research them thoroughly to determine whether they’ll be the right fit for you.

Here are five vital work injury attorney characteristics you should never overlook.

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Armco Barriers In The Warehouse! (Sponsored)

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Warehouses can be a minefield for damage and injury if the proper risk assessments are not carried out and the correct protection is not subsequently put in place to prevent such issues from occurring. This is why you need Armco Barriers.

In an age of increased litigation, budgetary constrictions and affordability costs growing even tighter, it has become more important than ever to ensure the right health and safety measures are evident in any industrial environment, in addition to solid and stable protection of machinery, equipment, stock and the structure of the warehouse itself.

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5 Tips to Prolong Forklift Life!

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Just by looking at one, you can tell that a forklift is a complex machine, and expensive too. When you spend a lot of money to buy one of these heavy-duty machines, you want it to last long and then a bit longer.

Here we bring you the whats, whens, hows and whys of forklift maintenance condensed in the following five tips to prolong forklift life.

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The New Mission for Employee Health and Safety!

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With rising COVID case counts, workplace health and safety has never been more important.  As an essential home care provider, making more than 60,000 visits into people’s homes each week, both our patients and our employees rely on us for patient and employee health and safety. 

With well over 1.5M care visits completed since March, I can count on just two hands the number of our front line staff infected by COVID, and all have thankfully recovered. 

This low case count isn’t an accident – but rather a result of meticulous execution of best-in-class infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices, combined with the non-congregate setting of a private home. 

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5 Maintenance Tips for Earth Moving Machinery!

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Regular maintenance of earth-moving machinery is essential for ensuring a smooth operation. The last thing you want is to encounter a technical issue while you’re out there operating on the mining site.

Improper equipment maintenance will not only result in unwanted downtime, but it can also reduce the lifespan of the machine itself. Faulty machines also increase the risk of accidents as many workers lose their lives each year due to mechanical errors.

To make the work environment safer and more efficient, it’s imperative to keep earth-moving machinery maintained at all times.

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Considerations for Disinfecting Your Business!

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Cleaning has always been an important consideration when running a business. It is even more important now. COVID-19 has shown us just how quickly germs can spread. Not only will disinfecting your business help prevent this virus from spreading, it can also keep you and your employees safe from other viruses, like the flu, too.

However, disinfecting means more than taking a Clorox wipe to your keyboard every once in a while when you think of it. There are many things to consider if you want to create a healthy environment for everyone who works in the office.

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Safety in Your Supply Chain is Crucial!

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Health and safety in your Supply Chain is a necessary undertaking for businesses of any size and type. Accidents happen, but much less so thanks to robust and comprehensive legislation that keeps businesses in check when it comes to staff safety.

In many cases, health and safety is taken for granted by workers and management alike – especially in administrative businesses, and larger businesses with multiple stages and processes. Your business’ supply chain, from manufacture or training to client or customer, needs to be rendered just as safe as any individual office.

But what are the reasons for such an endeavour?

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Worst Forklift Accident Ever and Forklift Safety! (Video)

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The first job I had at the beginning of my career was in the Materials Handling and Engineering department.  As a part of my job I was responsible for Forklift and Material Handling equipment planning.

To help me understand this area better I took the Forklift driver training course just like anyone else would have to do.  I was able to drive the truck and load and unload pallets from trucks and into and out of warehouse storage locations.

While I wouldn’t trust myself to drive a forklift these many years later I was reminded of the importance of forklift driver training and safety this week when I saw a short video of an absolutely horrendous forklift accident.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

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When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. With this trend looking to continue into the next couple of years, it’s time to examine the state of the industry, especially when it comes to safety with all of these new employees entering the field.

Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality.

With it being estimated that 5% of warehouse workers will experience some type of injury this year alone, it’s more important than ever to consider safety. So how can you help make sure that your warehousing work environment is safe for you?

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