Forklift Safety Accessories

Forklift Safety Parts

A forklift operator has a responsibility to be aware of pedestrians and other operators. In a busy warehouse this is not an easy task. To help keep their employees safe, many companies are investing in forklift safety parts and accessories. Forklift Mirrors Mirrors are affordable, easy to install and can be placed either indoors or […]

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Aerial Lift Personal Protective Equipment – Inspect to Protect

If your company uses aerial work platforms, you know it can be a challenge to enforce the proper safety practices. Couple this with a low level of understanding how to inspect the aerial lift personal protective equipment (PPE) and you now have the potential of safety violations or a serious accident at your facility. Aerial […]

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Skid Steer Safety Training Requirements

Skid steer loaders are popular devices used to move loose materials and for light excavation. With a bevy of attachments, they are some of the most versatile pieces of equipment today. Used in construction, skid steers are also used for industrial applications. Their reputation for adaptability and taking abuse makes them attractive devices for various […]

Out of the Trailer

Enforcing Rules for Semi-Truck Unloading

The majority of semi-truck drivers are paid by the mile or number of delivered loads. When their truck is sitting on a dock waiting to be unloaded, the driver’s schedule and paycheck can be affected. To put pressure on the dock crew, the driver may stand on the dock or back of the truck. The […]

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Terminal Tractor Safety Inspection Outside the Cab

My company uses a terminal tractor to move semi-trailers at the warehouse. As an operator, which items should be inspected prior to getting in the cab? Like forklifts and other warehouse equipment, a terminal tractor, also referred to as a spotter truck or yard truck, will have an operator manual at its delivery. Reviewing the […]

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8 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Personnel Carrier

Pedestrian interaction with material handling equipment traffic is one of the most dangerous situations in a manufacturing, warehousing or distribution environment. Without protected walkways it is difficult for operators to visually locate pedestrians. Personnel carriers can not only increase the safe transport of employees but it can also increase their productivity. Forklift Pedestrian Safety Forklift […]

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Toyota Paper Roll Handling Forklift

The paper roll handling application is one of the most demanding and rugged applications for a forklift. As a result, the paper industry has been forced to cope with forklift issues such as: Overheating Poor fuel economy Poor roll clamp operation Product & equipment damage Equipment downtime Operator fatigue Sound familiar? It’s time to consider […]

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Dirty, Overheating Forklifts Violate OSHA Federal Law

Can an OSHA officer write a citation for a dirty forklift? Or using the forklift while overheating? OSHA Federal Workplace Law Related to Forklift Overheating OSHA CFR1910.178(q)(10): Industrial trucks shall be kept in a clean condition, free of lint, excess oil and grease. OSHA CFR1910.178(q)(9): When the temperature of any part of a truck is […]

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Transporting a Forklift, Keeping It Safe & Damage-Free

Whether transporting a new forklift or one that’s been in the shop for service, when your equipment comes to the dock for delivery it should meet your expectations. Transportation plays a big role in the process. ProLift takes the necessary steps to safely deliver your forklift. Decrease Obstacles The first step to avoid damaging product […]

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Should You Be Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Your Facility?

  At ProLift our technicians, equipment sales specialists and safety trainers visit many customer facilities. Each facility has unique guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE), including their steel toe boots requirement. When our interaction requires time on the production floor, the customer may require us to wear protective footwear such as steel toe boots. The […]

Aichi aerial lift

Selecting an Aerial Lift For Your Job

When you have the wrong equipment, operators are tempted to find production solutions that compromise safety. Too often, equipment is selected based on guesses, the model used in a previous application or what’s currently available in a dealership’s rental or used fleet. Thinking of your previous aerial selection, what factors were considered before approving the […]

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Running Out of Forklift Fuel

Accidents can be the result of running out of forklift fuel. Imagine an operator picking up a load with a paper roll clamp attachment. After raising the load to an appropriate height, the operator moves the forklift forward to place the load on top of other rolls. Suddenly, the forklift engine dies. Out of fuel, […]