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The Classifications of Forklifts

Forklift Classifications

Deciding your warehouse or manufacturing facility needs to purchase a new forklift is only the first step. OSHA has identified and classified seven different types of powered industrial vehicles giving you a number of options to choose from depending on your organizations needs and applications. The recognized seven classifications are as follows: So, what does

Strain, Sprain, and Ergonomics in Construction

Overexertion injuries are incredibly common in the construction industry, with thousands of hours of work lost each year as a result. In fact, these types of injuries, also called musculoskeletal disorders or MSD’s, account for a higher average number of days away from work per occurrence than all other non-fatal injuries on the job, according

OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Its Unintended Side Effects

Have you heard of overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE? If not, it’s time to learn; OEE is a standard practice in many top tier production conglomerates and helps to measure certain impacts on your business that might, without a proper system, seem abstract or intangible. Basically, overall equipment effectiveness operates on the premise than any

Electrical Safety for Construction

When trying to improve electrical safety for construction sites there are many challenges that must be overcome. In many cases, employees will need to bring the electricity to where they are working, since there aren’t normal outlets available. This means there may be long extension cords, generators and other electrical equipment throughout the area. Without

An Employers Look into Transportation Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control, no single aspect the work day could be more dangerous for the average employee than driving. Beating out injuries related to slips and falls, and homicide, the largest percentage of work-related fatalities came from individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. “Roadway crashes,” they say, “led all other causes, making

A Comprehensive Look at Construction Safety

Every time you step onto a construction site, there are countless hazards that you can come across in just a matter of seconds. That is why construction safety is not something that should be taken without serious diligence and precaution. Whether you are working on a commercial or residential site, or if you are working