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by Bob Davis, on July 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Food banks across the country were hit hard by COVID-19. When breadwinners lost their jobs, many families became food insecure for the first time. Some hunger relief organizations suddenly had …

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Topics:ServiceForklift SafetyElectric Forklifts

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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Topics:Forklift Safety

by Dan Bergman, on May 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM

If you’re in the warehousing business, you know that it can be a high-risk working environment. Risks go beyond heavy equipment, however. The constant wear and tear on your pallet …

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Topics:Heavy EquipmentForklift SafetyWarehouse Planning

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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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift Training

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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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift Training

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:ServiceForklift Safety

by Dave Jensen, on March 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Forklift attachments and accessories can help you move more product in less time, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to modify forklifts. OSHA's regulation states: any modifications …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift PartsForklift Safety

by Kim McDowell, on February 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Becoming a certified forklift operator is a valuable skill. Thousands of companies throughout Washington use forklifts including: breweries, lumberyards, seafood processors, food distribution companies, wineries, and of course warehouses. Not …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift Training

by Kim McDowell, on January 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

OSHA requires all forklift operators to complete safety training before they drive forklifts. Employers must provide these training programs. For many companies, using a professional training service can make sense …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Safety