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Thursday, 31 January 2008
Never mind HD DVD vs Blu-Ray, metric or imperial, solar calendar or lunar calendar. The real issue, according to a veteran insider, is whether there’s a “universal forklift truck”? [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Some forklift users may be breaking the law by confusing “inspections with legally obligatory thorough examinations”. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
I have been asked too many times to return to a site after training has occurred, only to find that the forklift operations do not resemble anything that would suggest the operators have been properly trained. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Over 700 high school students from 18 US states participated in team events for a chance to compete in the Construction Challenge from 11-15 March in Las Vegas. After regional rallies in Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin, 51 student teams will be taking part in the challenge held at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 17 January 2008
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) conducted more inspections and issued more citations in fiscal year 2007 than the year before. In fiscal year 2007 (2007), OSHA conducted 39,324 inspections, 4.3% more than its stated goal of 37,700 and cited 67,176 serious violations, 9% more than the previous year. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 20 December 2007
The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) wants to renew its partnership agreement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) next year. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
The size of an organisation or business is irrelevant when it comes to looking after employees, says Health and Safety Commission (HSC) chair Judith Hackitt. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
The majority of second-hand forklifts are operated by small to medium-sized businesses that either cannot afford or don’t need to buy new. Often, it is left to busy managers to purchase a truck and they are not always experienced in purchasing industrial machinery. By following a few basic rules, however, buyers can avoid the pitfalls and improve their chances of making a great investment. By Mark Ward. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Your votes will decide who takes the honours for environment, ergonomics, safety and innovation achievement awards at the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Awards for Excellence 2008. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 6 December 2007
I get reflective at this time of year as the sun sets on the waning days of the past year and dawns on the hopes and anticipations of the future. I like to look at what I did well and not so well to see if I can replicate the good stuff and eliminate or improve on the bad. It appears business and industry have been doing this as well because things seem to be getting better on the safety front. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 29 November 2007
British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) members have voted unanimously not to raise membership fees for next year. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 8 November 2007
The US Department of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new safety and health instruction detailing its policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces handling combustible dusts. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 1 November 2007
A farmer standing on a pallet that was balanced on the forks of a telehandler fell three meters to his death this week. Luckily this “farmer” was a mannequin set up by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to demonstrate the dangers of working at height and the improper use of farm machinery. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Joseph Hrinik lives in Michigan (USA) where he retired after 40 years of diversified occupational health and safety experience in both the private and public sectors. He is currently researching regional and national forklift safety legislation and forklift training programs. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 18 October 2007
Telehandler manufacturers are joining a growing list of companies sponsoring the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)’s new program to introduce teens to careers in the construction industry. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Most people can relate to both sides of the right-or-way argument - but not when they're behind the wheel or walking around! [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 4 October 2007
AEM and OSHA are partnering to enhance jobsite safety for users of rough-terrain forklifts including telehandlers and masted forklifts. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
This year's Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) annual conference will focus on “going global” with an examination of international markets and business options. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 27 September 2007
It's a weighty matter, but one that's often glossed over. Just how much can your forklift lift? [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 20 September 2007
More than 60 of UK materials handling industry members united last week pursuing eagles, birdies, holes-in-one and, of course, refreshments at the 19th hole. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk

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