Does it pay to pay attention?
Operating a forklift in a busy, fast-paced environment can be hazardous. Forklifts must navigate around other vehicles, pedestrians, ramps, uneven surfaces, slippery floors, poor lighting, and blind spots. Environmental awareness is a critical part of forklift operator safety training to avoid accidents and injuries. By paying attention to environmental hazards, operators can prevent accidents and reduce the cost of doing business. In this article, we will explore the major environmental hazards that forklift operators face and how to handle them. We will also introduce TrainMOR, Morrison’s Forklift Operator Training company, which offers tailored training programs for businesses to ensure their operators are properly trained and equipped to handle any situation.
Are your forklifts ready for Christmas?
No. We’re not asking if your forklifts are prepared with festive lights and decorations. What we’re asking is are your trucks ready for the busy-ness of the holiday shopping season?
Do forklift operator “licenses” exist?
Ever wonder why there aren’t forklift operator licenses? After all, truck drivers need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Why don’t forklift operators need to be licensed? They operate big, heavy, potentially dangerous equipment.
5 dangerous myths about forklift safety
On National Forklift Safety Day, Let’s Dispel Dangerous Myths Surrounding Forklift Safety!
How do I get my Forklift Operator Certification?
For the safety of operators and other workers, OSHA requires forklift and MEWP operators to be certified before they operate the equipment. The employer is ultimately responsible for providing training programs since training must be tailored to each facility and equipment model.
Forklift safety for pedestrians. It is essential for your plant.
How can we protect pedestrians in the workplace from forklift accidents and injuries? Pedestrians need training too!
Common Misconceptions about Training (and how to get past them)
This blog post will list some of the most common objections to forklift training and give you valuable information you can use in support of training.
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.
Why You Need a Workplace Safety Program and How We Can Help
Consistent workplace safety programs help companies stay on top of safety training, remain OSHA compliant and avoid undesirable outcomes.
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.
Effective Ways to Train Operators
Operations that run smoothly, and with few to zero forklift related injuries, are built as the result of effective operator training. But what exactly makes a forklift operator training program effective? And how does that align with OSHA's requirements?
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!