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|This week marks the National Safety Stand-Down in the United States, a week-long awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of working at heights.
Organisers point out that fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016.
Those deaths were preventable and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is backing the campaign to raise fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
With warehouse racking getting taller and more use of high-reach equipment and elevated platforms, this awareness campaign is relevant far beyond the construction industry, and we urge everyone who works at height to take care out there this week and every week.
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|Business-friendly budget welcomed Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The business sector has largely welcomed the Federal Budget, with Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO James Pearson saying policy is heading in the right direction.
In particular, ...
|Record forklift apprentice intake for TMHA Australasia News|
Moorebank, NSW Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has inducted a record 13 apprentice forklift technicians in its annual intake, ensuring a solid skills support base for the future.
Apprentices were chosen ...
|Forklift injuries in SA, Qld Australasia News|
A 40-year-old man was injured after being pinned between a forklift and a truck at a Dudley Park, South Australia business.
According to The Advertiser, the man was ...
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|Combilift opens new ?50m facility|
IRELAND Forklift manufacturer and materials handling solutions provider Combilift has officially opened its new global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the ...
|KION adds Carson as dealer|
UNITED STATES KION North America Corporation has appointed Carson Industries to its dealer network, effective immediately.
"Carson Industries has an excellent service and support structure that will benefit our customers in ...
|Yale expands tow tractor range|
UNITED KINGDOM Yale Europe Materials Handling has expanded its tow tractor range with two new models: the Yale MT70 three-wheel and MT80 four-wheel rider tow tractors.
Capable of towing up to ...
|Movers & shakers|
HC Forklift America, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation, Brambles
|Mariotti USA adds dealers|
UNITED STATES Mariotti USA, the distributor of V.Mariotti compact forklifts, has increased its presence in the North American market with the appointment of two new dealers. Orlando, Florida-based JAMCO Inc. and Westminster ...
|Lincs Lifts adds Snorkels|
UNITED KINGDOM UK-based hire company Lincs Lifts is growing its access fleet with the addition of Snorkel S3010P push-around mini scissor lifts.
The low-level Snorkel S3010Ps were handed over to Lincs ...
- Summerville, SC, United States
TVH hosts open house in Mexico
- San Martin Obispo, Mexico
JLG to participate in National Safety Stand-Down
- McConnellsburg, PA, United States
|Linde rolls out software|
GERMANY Linde Material Handling’s connect fleet management is now available for all industrial trucks - and can also be fitted on vehicles from third-party manufacturers.
Linde notes that modern electronics ...
|Crown recognises American dealers|
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation recently celebrated its 2017 best-performing company-owned branches and independent dealers in its North American sales and service network. Lift Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Crown Lift Trucks ...
|Talent in Logistics finalists announced|
UNITED KINGDOM The shortlisted finalists for the Talent in Logistics Awards 2018, the only event dedicated to recognising and rewarding professionals at every level of learning and development in the transport and ...
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|Trelleborg unveils ProTex electrically conductive non-marking tires|
At CeMAT 2018, Trelleborg launched ProTex, a unique revolutionary compound for material handling tires, which combines a non marking feature with full electrical conductivity capabilities.
|HELI Presented New Products at CEMAT 2018|
HELI, which has maintained its leading industrial position in China and top 8 ranking in the world for 27 consecutive years, presented multiple new, robust products to the recent CeMAT 2018.
|RUYI Records Visitors at CeMAT Hannover|
Ningbo Ruyi, led by General Manager Mr. Chu Jiang, showcased the “China Xilin” full range of li-ion powered pallet trucks for the first time at the recent CeMAT in Hannover, Germany.
|Deliver quality results with Cascade damage reduction|
Cascade's damage reduction solutions are key to delivering quality product, offering customers the best in attachment performance and efficient workflow.
|Meet the world's first LED Forklift Arch Safety Light|
Meet the next logical step in forklift & pedestrian safety, with 75 times the coverage of the standard blue forklift light.
|The Backbone® for Reach Trucks Stops Standup Forklift Underride|
The greatest risk to a standup forklift operator is being struck by immobile objects such as racking components. Surprisingly, this even exceeds the risk of overturning. The Backbone� for Reach Trucks protects operators from this hazard.
|The TASK SIDEWINDER is now available!|
The TASK SIDEWINDER demonstrates the best of Australian innovation. It is an ideal solution for those looking to increase productivity in the warehouse. The SIDEWINDER is a work tool that will prove invaluable in many areas of your operation.
|Warehouse Forklifts: HELI New 1.6-1.8t Pantograph Reach Truck|
HELI provides many ingenious products to solve your materials handling needs. Just a simple philosophy to make our trucks better and tougher to last. Introducing our innovative and technically advanced HELI Narrow Aisle and single Reach Trucks.
|Breakbulk Europe Poised for Record-breaking Success|
Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will be held 29-31 May in Bremen, Germany, for the first time in its 12-year history. All indications point to a record-breaking success for this year’s event.