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This month is National Safe Work Month in Australia and while we believe safety should be a focus every month, it's clear that these designated days, weeks and months do serve to focus attention.
What is unfortunate is that there is no global co-ordination. While Australasia doesn't have a designated forklift safety space in the calendar, the UK FLTA has just completed Safetember while the US marks National Forklift Safety Day on June 14th.
Since safety is primarily a workplace issue, maybe there's no need for a global day, week or month. Perhaps the date is irrelevant, as long as the focus is there.
But one can't help but wonder if more could be achieved if industry groups worked together - and their collaboration was sharpened by a focus on a particular day.
Share your views with us by commenting in our Discussion Forum.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Training group chooses Toyota Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic A Melbourne training company has commissioned two Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders as part of a Victorian government-backed up-skilling initiative. Construction Training Group, based in Rowville, has been granted a ... [more]
Tributes to John Strang Australasia News
Banyo, Qld Tributes are pouring in for John Strang AO, a driving force behind ICHCA International (International Cargo Handling Coordination Association), who died peacefully at home on 29 September 2016 after a ... [more]
National Safe Work Month launched Australasia News
Canberra, ACT CEO of Safe Work Australia Michelle Baxter launched 2016 National Safe Work Month in a video message that appeals to workers to save lives by having a conversation, sharing stories ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

LANCO buys Liftking from Manitex
CANADA Manitex International has sold its Liftking rough-terrain forklift subsidiary to the LANCO Group of Companies, parent of Mi-Jack Products, for USD14 million. Illinois-based Mi-Jack produces rubber tyres and ... [more]
US approves Konecranes' Terex MHPS deal
FINLAND Konecranes’ acquisition of Terex’s MHPS business has taken a step forward, with the deal receiving clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. With the conclusion ... [more]
FMH relocates after 45 years
UNITED STATES FMH Material Handling Solutions has purchased a 5 ac. (20,234 sqm) site with a new 44,000 sqft. (4,088 sqm) building located at 5165 Vasquez in Denver, Colorado, just a short ... [more]
Kalmar wins order in the Middle East
FINLAND Kalmar has signed an agreement with Gulftainer Lebanon SAL to supply six Kalmar T2 terminal tractors and one Kalmar DCF80-45E7 empty container handler. The order was booked in ... [more]
Yale debuts GP040-060MX
UNITED STATES Yale has extended its forklift range with the launch of the new GP040-060MX. The versatile forklift is being touted for indoor or outdoor use in manufacturing, retail and distribution. ... [more]
FLTA launches Stolen Truck Database
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has created an online database where thefts of trucks can be reported. The move aims to help the police and to protect the public, ... [more]
Hyster shows solutions at Hub 2016
GERMANY Hundreds of visitors to the recent Hyster HUB event in Weeze, Germany had the opportunity to experience a wide range of Hyster products, from warehousing equipment to container handlers. ... [more]
PERI claims supply chain award
GERMANY Formwork and scaffolding specialist PERI has won the Supply Chain Management Award 2016. PERI sells and rents formwork and scaffolding systems for construction projects of all types and ... [more]
Sainsbury’s worker dies in forklift accident
UNITED KINGDOM A father-of-three from Salford has died in an accident involving a forklift at a Sainsbury’s warehouse, according to the Manchester Evening News. An investigation has been launched into the ... [more]
MCFA celebrates National Manufacturing Day
UNITED STATES Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), maker of CAT lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklifts and Jungheinrich products, joined other companies and community organisations around the United States in celebration of the ... [more]
JCB wins export award
UNITED KINGDOM JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffs has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for increasing exports by more than 25% over three years. � Production was halted for ... [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
Jay Gusler: Manufacturing - A Rewarding Career Choice in the Digital Age
In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Jay Gusler offers some insights into the world of manufacturing, why it’s a viable career option and what it takes to build our forklifts. [more]
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Durwen Forklift Attachments have an Australasian presence
Durwen are renowned for manufacturing high quality forklift attachments which offer very good visibility for the driver and high safe working load ratings. [more]
Forklifts Racking Up Costs
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New profile guided MEYER Multiple Pallet Handlers - benchmark in Robustness and Flexibility
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Narrow Aisle launch pedestrian operated Flexi
Narrow Aisle Ltd has added to its extensive range of intralogistics solutions with the launch of the Flexi AC NANO TW/FW pedestrian operated VNA truck. [more]
EP exhibits at Logis-Tech
EP presented to the public many innovative products, including a cross-over forklift truck and new warehouse equipment models at Logis-Tech. [more]
AGV System: Innovations for Warehousing
Amerden AGVS was the company that provided an innovative and economical solution. Using laser navigation at 20 feet on an automatic movable laser navigation mast Amerden was able to solve the problem [more]
Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
Orlaco has a proper solution for every type of machine and application, from counter balance trucks to container handlers. Our systems provide the driver with view on blind spots while driving. [more]
New Manitou ME range of electric forklift truck
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7th International Saudi Transtec Exhibition & Conference
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Narrow Aisle launch pedestrian operated Flexi
EP exhibits at Logis-Tech
AGV System: Innovations for Warehousing
Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
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In The Discussion Forums
"Hi, I'm looking for an engineering control that can prevent collision of MHEs. I think this one is suitable on what I'm looking for. can you help me guys?".
russel_d, Philippines
"Can not say for over in Europe but here in the USA they generally are used as part of the warehouse management system to put away stock, pick orders and relieve inventory. Most medium to large facilities use some type of computer or handheld scanner for these purposes. ".
Partsguy5, United States
"Just for reference for anyone not 'in the know' but I'd recommend avoiding/being extremely careful with trucks coming from the... 1) Foundry industry 2) Chemical industry 3) Scrap/recycling industry 4) Building material/aggregate industry. ".
wiggy, United Kingdom
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