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by Hank Ansley, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Forklift operators often deal with high levels of physical strain. This risk is even higher when they're transporting large and bulky items. Why? These items block drivers' views, forcing them …

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by Kim McDowell, on March 26, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Have you ever worried about the safety of your forklift operators? If so, you know it can be challenging (and time-consuming) to sort through the many options. This post will …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyForklift Attachments

by Hank Ansley, on March 19, 2021 at 4:47 PM

Pedestrian safety is a major concern for any business operating with forklifts. While proper training of operators and pedestrians can help reduce risks, some safety managers want more peace of …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyWarehouse PlanningForklift Attachments

by Dan Bergman, on February 19, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Do your operators enjoy driving their forklifts? It’s not a boring job, but the wrong equipment can cause harm to your people’s bodies. Overuse injuries, strains, and slips are common …

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by Kim McDowell, on October 19, 2020 at 6:45 PM

When a forklift goes down, lockout/tagout procedures protect employees from injury and the company from OSHA fines and litigation. Does your operation follow lockout/tagout best practices? By the time you …

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by Kim McDowell, on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM

June is forklift safety month, so we wanted to highlight on some of the most common forklift-related injuries and the best ways to prevent them. Forklift injuries can be sudden and …

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by Barry Smolko, on April 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Maintaining safe warehouse conditions for your business during the global coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge of the moment. Ensuring your workers and recipients of your products are safe is …

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Topics:Sweeper ScrubberForklift SafetyFloor Cleaning

by Kim McDowell, on April 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM

An internet search for “forklift operator training Washington state” brings up several companies offering online training. If you’re wondering whether online forklift certifications are legit, the short answer is NO …

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by Kim McDowell, on March 27, 2020 at 11:15 AM

You already know how important forklift certification compliance is for your business. OSHA requires renewal training for your staff every 3 years. Washington State guidelines are in line with this …

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by Midco Forklift, on March 25, 2020 at 6:13 PM

Dear Valued Customer, At Mid Columbia Forklift and Midco Material Handling, the safety and health of our Staff and Customers are our top priority. As we monitor the COVID-19 crisis, …

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Topics:Forklift Safety