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We keep track of what going on in the industry so you can focus on keeping your crew safe on the job site.
March 11, 2022
Forklift Safety: Load Securement

In Gold Valley Minnesota on July 24, 2021, a tragic accident took place at a Menards store, changing the lives of many.

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February 6, 2022
Forklifts – How often are Forklifts are used?

How often would you think that forklifts are used? Believe it or not, forklifts are one of the most common machines that workers have access to. They used for many different jobs, in different industries, and for different purposes. Currently in the U.S., there are over 630,000 forklift operators and the demand for forklift operators […]

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January 27, 2022
Will My Forklift Training Transfer State to State?

Forklift Operators Forklifts are common workplace machines that are used to carry heavy loads across long distances. They cut down the time and effort needed to move objects or packages. Operators of these forklifts are always in demand. For this reason, companies are constantly searching for forklift operators. If you are a forklift operator and […]

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December 28, 2021
Avoid these Common Telehandler Accidents

Telehandlers Telehandlers are a type of forklift that has a boom that can extend loads out and up.  They are a multi-purpose piece of machinery with many different types of boom attachments used for many different industries.  Equipment with a telescopic boom can have a wide range of accidents. Common Types of Accidents OSHA conducts […]

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November 26, 2021
Sit-Down Forklift Key Information and Precautions

A warehouse has many vehicles and machines to aid in completing daily tasks. One of the most common is a forklift, a small industrial vehicle with a power-operated forked platform attached to its front that can be raised or lowered. There are many kinds of forklifts including side loaders, telehandlers, walkie stackers, and more. The […]

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November 10, 2021
A Simple List of Forklift Classifications

Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs) are convenient for moving heavy objects or containers. There are different types of PITs to use for different tasks. Knowing the classifications of PITs can help you decide which one is needed for your workplace. OSHA requires all PIT operators to be trained on the specific classifications being used. We’ll discuss […]

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September 29, 2021
Most Common Forklift Accidents

Forklift accidents have been on the rise over the last decade, increasing by nearly 28% since 2011. Every year, at least 85 deaths occur due to forklifts. There are several reasons for this increasing number of deaths including inexperience or careless driving. We have done research to determine the most common causes of forklift accidents. […]

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August 17, 2021
How to Get Forklift Certified in 5 Days or Less

Do you want to get a license to drive a forklift? No clue where to start? Here are the steps you need to know to get your certification and get to work! OSHA requires anyone operating a forklift to take a training course and be certified for that specific machine. There are certain standards that […]

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May 19, 2021
OSHA Fines for Forklift Violations

How often would you think that forklifts are used? How often are they used in your workplace? Believe it or not, forklifts are used very often, for many different jobs, in different industries, and for different purposes. For this reason, forklift operations are important to know about, no matter the workplace in which they are being used. If […]

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April 30, 2021
Oh, No! My Forklift License Expired

Is Your Forklift License Expired? You probably already knew that you can’t operate a forklift with an expired license. Why? In short, because OSHA says so. In fact, OSHA is incredibly specific about forklift training and evaluation. You have to get refresher training every three years to keep your forklift license current. So, if your […]

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April 30, 2021
How to Renew Your Forklift License

Is Your Forklift License Expired? You probably already knew that you can’t operate a forklift with an expired license. Why? In short, because OSHA says so. In fact, OSHA is incredibly specific about forklift training and evaluation. You have to get refresher training every three years to keep your forklift license current. So, if your […]

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April 30, 2021
What Not to Do on a Forklift: 8 Tips

We know you’ve been wondering what not to do on a forklift. While you may get bogged down in all the safe operations procedures, it’s much easier to draw the line at what you absolutely should not do. So here they are: 11 tips for what not to do on a forklift. Skip a pre-shift […]

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April 30, 2021
Nervous About Driving a Forklift? That's Okay!

If you’re new to operating heavy machinery, you might understandably feel nervous about driving a forklift. Forklift safety is a serious matter. With over 8,000 forklift-related injuries occurring annually in the US, it’s easy to feel concerned about the risks they present. While driving a forklift is a serious responsibility, though, you can overcome a […]

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April 27, 2021
Forklift Safety Key Operations

  While operating a forklift, there are some essentials that you need to know and practice. If you’re not safe, people can get hurt, just like a worker in Scotland that was crushed by a forklift. The two essential areas for forklift safety are parking and operation. Parking a Forklift Parking a forklift may seem […]

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