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Thursday, 6 September 2007
There are a few more weeks for forklift companies to enter their products or services for the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA)’s Awards for Excellence 2008. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Don Nelson is a collision investigator for Ground Force Training Inc, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Email or visit [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 23 August 2007
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is accepting entries for its “Measures of Success” marketing communications awards program. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 23 August 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
Wednesday, 15 August 2007
Regardless of what the ‘regs’ say or do not say, whatever it is you are doing, you must do it as safely as possible. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 16 August 2007
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) says participants in its one-day safety conference on September 27 can expect to receive “high-quality guidance and practical solutions”. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 9 August 2007
From a young age, we are told that being unique is good. That makes it tough to get state governments to agree on adopting uniform national standards. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 2 August 2007
In recent weeks, there’s been heated debate over who is responsible for workplace incidents. This week, a new Safety First contributor, Canadian Rich Dal Bello, looks at the concept of “due diligence”. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 2 August 2007
Eight forklift manufacturers are among the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)’s 39 recipients of its annual “statistics outstanding merit award”. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 19 July 2007
British Industrial Truck Association members have supported The Sick Children's Trust for the second consecutive year with funds raised from a charity raffle at BITA's summer ball in Stratford-upon-Avon. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 21 June 2007
It’s a busy but average Friday afternoon. Quite a large shipment has just been received and it all has to be put away before anyone goes home. It is a small and somewhat overgrown warehouse. The six forklifts are not the latest internal combustion engine models but they do the job, run well and don’t appear to have excessive emissions... [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 10 May 2007
As the need to keep downtime to a minimum has emerged as a key driver in the forklift fleet selection process, Europe’s leading forklift manufacturers have sought to differentiate their product offering by the quality of the after-sales care they provide. ByBill Pfleger. [ Read more ]
Your Focus
Thursday, 10 May 2007
If you have trained a forklift operator or two in your time you can probably relate to the experience of seeing the emotional state of some trainees when they show up for training sessions. Often displaying signs ranging from utter apathy to immobilising fear, their state is usually due to the fact that they have been sent, usually against their will ... [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 26 April 2007
I rack my brain as to why these two scenarios continue to pop up. Surely by now all users are aware of the importance of wearing seat belts and pedestrian separation – or are they? Is it operators or management? Is it forklift design or workplace design? Is it the number of forklifts in use or the number of workers? Is it behavioural or procedural? Obviously there is no simple answer or surely it would have been treated by now. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 12 April 2007
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is offering discount vouchers to help forklift owners and operators make their work environments safer. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 5 April 2007
The US exported 34 per cent more construction equipment in 2006 than in 2005, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) said. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 15 March 2007
You have probably heard the proverb ‘one bad apple can spoil the barrel"’ but have you seen the effect one good apple can have on the others? “Apples” are a metaphor for forklift operators and the “good” ones are those operators who take the time do their jobs safely and in accordance with their training. [ Read more ]
Safety First
Thursday, 8 March 2007
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has developed a youth-oriented critical thinking and creative problem-solving competition in partnership with Destination ImagiNation Inc. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 1 March 2007
An operator sensing system that acts on a forklift’s transmission has won a safety award for Doosan Infracore in the UK Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) annual awards. [ Read more ]
Fork Talk
Thursday, 1 March 2007
Welcome to the first column I will present for News. Every six weeks or so I will comment on forklift safety issues that affect the Australian market [ Read more ]
Safety First

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