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Sep 01 2022 | 2 Min. Read

Safety tips for operating a Mobile Elevating Work Platform outdoors

MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) are useful tools in an industrial environment, allowing operators to reach heights that are otherwise out of reach. But when MEWPS are used outside, there are certain weather conditions that severely impact safe MEWP operation.

This blog post will explain the hazards and how to manage them.

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Oct 01 2021 | 3 Min. Read

How many ways can forklift chains fail?

How many ways can forklift mast chains fail? What are the signs operators should look for to prevent these dangerous failures? What could happen when forklift chain fails? Even with normal usage, mast chains will wear out. Overloading, misaligned chain and other problems cause premature wear and damage. Learn what to look for when inspecting chains in this TrainMOR Topics article.

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Sep 01 2021 | 3 Min. Read

Is Training Worth the Investment?

Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training is not optional, but sometimes can feel like an impediment to productivity—a necessary but unprofitable activity. But, what if, in reality, operator training is saving you time and money? What if it is actually one of the best investments you can make in your business? There are at least 6 benefits to investing in forklift operator training and we’ve outlined them here in this article.

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Aug 02 2021 | 5 Min. Read

Lower Your Risk

We rely on them to lift and move heavy loads, but in the hands of untrained, inexperienced or careless operators, forklift trucks pose some serious risks in the workplace. Lower your risk by being aware of these common and completely avoidable forklift-related OSHA violations.

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May 29 2020 | 3 Min. Read

Daily Walk Around Inspections: How and Why to Conduct Them

When starting a new work day, or switching machines, one of the most important things you can do is a visual walk around inspection prior to operation. Visual inspections allow operators to catch problems before they happen, problems that could turn into costly OSHA violations or equipment repairs. However, in order to utilize daily inspections effectively, there are a few things you will need to implement in addition to just walking around the machine.

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Mar 27 2020 | 3 Min. Read

Why You Should Invest in Native-Language Instruction

Imagine visiting a country where you don’t speak the native language. You may be able to order food, find the restroom, and perform other basic functions to get by throughout the day.
However, once you need to perform a more complex task which may require true comprehension of the language versus just a basic understanding, the language barrier becomes a bigger problem and you realize that you are unable to fully execute this task.

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Mar 20 2020 | 1 Min. Read

Video: SAIA Required Manual of Responsibilities

More than likely, you are already familiar with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as they create the standards for all MEWPs and MEWP operation in the US. What you may not know is that the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) distributes these standards in a publishable format, specifically, as a physical manual called the SAIA Manual of Responsibilities. Watch the short video about “SAIA Required Manual of Responsibilities”

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Nov 25 2019 | 3 Min. Read

The Hidden Costs of Operator Error

When you are investing in workplace safety, such as maintaining your equipment or installing new safety signage in the workplace, do you ever wonder how much an on-the-job injury could potentially cost your company? The truth is that there are multiple factors to consider when calculating the total cost of an injury. With each injury that occurs on the job, your company could incur healthcare/legal expenses, OSHA fines, financial losses due to decreased productivity, and other indirect expenses. When you look at the big picture, all of these hidden costs can really add up!

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