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In Florida, powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can be used to move, raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers.
There is a wide range of equipment, each designed for specific industries and use. Manufacturers classify powered industrial trucks according to each truck’s individual characteristics. There are seven different classifications of powered industrial trucks. You must get your operators trained for each classification of forklift that your employees use in your workplace.
The hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks vary depending on the vehicle type and the workplace where the truck is used. Each type of truck presents different operating hazards. For example, a sit-
Workplace conditions also present different hazards. For example, retail establishments often face greater challenges than other worksites in maintaining pedestrian safety.
The best way to protect employees from injury also depends on the type of truck operated and the worksite where it is being used. It is up to you to analyze your specific business and provide the correct type of forklift to use. For example; we sometimes go to company’s and find that they are using propane trucks around fresh produce. I don’t know about you but I don’t want the carbon monoxide settling on my fruits and veggies.
Do you keep your bay doors open? If your warehouse keeps them closed and your facility is air conditioned, you might want to think about an electric lift truck to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. If you have a racking system and narrow aisles and your sit-
OSHA gets upset when you have propane trucks working in atmospheres with combustible dust.
Lets face it, forklifts are expensive, make sure that you prevent damage to them by getting the right truck for your business. Do your daily inspections and get your machine serviced. When you get them serviced before you sign off on it, look to see if the work has actually been done.
|Sitdown Counterbalance Training Kit
|Narrow Aisle Trainng Kit
|Electric Pallet Jack Training Kit
|Rough Terrain Training Kit
|Aerial Lift Training Kit
|Skidsteer-Bobcat Training Kit
|Versa Handler Training Kit
|Tow Tractor Training Kit
|High Impact Forklift Video
|Scissor Lift Training Kit
|Forklift Training Reference Binder
|Forklift Magnetic Stability Model
|Propane Cylinder Training Program
|Lockout/Tagout Safety DVD Training Program
|Forklift Wire Training Model
|Forklift Battery PPE Kit
|Propane PPE Kit
|Forklift Laser Guide
|Safe View Camera System
|The Safe Belt
|Look Out Warning System
|Forklift Battery Roller Stand
|Solar Cap & Rain Guard
|Forklift Trailer Jacks
|Safe-Lite Pedestrian Warning Spotlight
|The Safe Weigh Forklift Scale System
|Forklift Wall Mount Charging Bracket
|Forklift Battery Water Deionizer
|SmartBlinky Battery Watering Monitor
|Forklift Battery Spill Kit
|Forklift Battery Transfer Cart
|Accu-Tilt - Fork Level Indicator
|Atrium Forklift Enclosure