Industry News—Blog

March 17, 2022
What are the most important Safety Device on a Forklift?

Forklift safety is important. As a matter of fact, OSHA estimates that there are 85 forklift associated fatalities per year. There are also many forklift accidents that result in serious injury. Taking proper safety precautions and understanding the important safety devices on your forklift will help to prevent these accidents and stay safe! While there […]

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February 21, 2022
Stand Up vs Sit Down Forklifts: What is the Difference?

Stand-up Forklift For a stand-up forklift the operator is on their feet. When it comes to this type of forklift, because the operator stands, there is clear visibility in all directions. The stand-up forklift is operated by a series of levers that controls the forward motions, reverse motions, and the brakes. The stand-up forklift has […]

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January 21, 2022
Forklifts – Common Safety Hazards

Forklifts are one of the most common machines that workers have access to. They are used to carry heavy loads across long distances. Common workplaces that use forklifts are warehouses, shipyards, distribution centers, and transport.   Forklifts are very useful in cutting down the time and effort needed to move objects. This results in fewer […]

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January 10, 2022
4 Safety Tips in Operating Zoom Booms

The zoom boom is very useful when it comes to load lifting. The machinery is also dangerous if not implementing safety practices. Part of ensuring safety in operating zoom booms is to receive training and certification. Hard Hat Training provides training to zoom booms, or telehandlers, and different safety practices.

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December 27, 2021
Deciphering the Telehandler Load Chart

Load charts are used to visualize potential lifts and ensure that your machine has the capacity to safely complete them. Misunderstanding load charts, or ignoring them completely, could lead to telehandler tipovers and severe injury. There are several factors you can plot on a load chart, including: Distance from the telehandler to the drop location […]

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October 16, 2021
Do I Need Forklift Training?

Do I Need Forklift Training? We often hear people ask, “do I need forklift training?” OSHA states that all employees must receive safety training prior to operating any heavy machinery, forklifts included. However, general safety training is not enough. Make sure that you receive training on your specific make and model of forklift to ensure […]

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