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MidColumbia Forklift Blog / Forklift Safety

by Phil Hanford, on June 3, 2022 at 5:33 PM

Roughly 87 deaths occur annually from forklift accidents.* That’s 87 too many. While this fact alone is disturbing, the alarming truth is that this number isn’t decreasing. Unfortunately, this number …

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Topics:Forklift SafetyForklift Training

by Phil Hanford, on April 22, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Forklifts are essential for moving goods in your warehouse. But they're also the source of a staggering number of injuries and even fatalities each year. In 2020 alone there were …

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by Phil Hanford, on December 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM

As we wind up the year, we want to wish you happy holidays. 2021 was another year unlike any other for the material handling industry. With an ever-increasing demand for …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift SafetyForklift BatteriesElectric Forklifts

by Phil Hanford, 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 Phil Hanford, 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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Topics:ForkliftForklift Safety

by Phil Hanford, 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 Phil Hanford, 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 Phil Hanford, 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

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Material handling articles to help answer the questions you have about forklifts, aerial equipment, utility vehicles, warehouse optimization, and safety.

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