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Keeping your employees' injuries to a minimum can be a challenge, especially when someone’s job duties consist of repetitive twisting, bending, and lifting. Although back injuries account for no work-related deaths, they do account for a significant amount of human suffering, loss of productivity, and economic burden on compensation systems.read more
Temperatures are rising and high humidity is sure to rear its head. Working in hot, humid conditions can result in a number of adverse health effects ranging from discomfort to serious health risks. There are many steps which employers can take to assess risk and provide more comfortable working conditions during hot weather. Some fundamentals include...read more
After a long, unpredictable winter in NE Pennsylvania, we welcome Spring—celebrating the promise of warmer weather and longer days. But as we eagerly await golf, gardening and all things outdoors; let’s shift to the task of Spring cleaning—forklift style.read more
Did you know that 20,000 employees are seriously injured in warehouse forklift-related incidents every year in the United States? Aside from keeping your employees safe, increasing productivity and promoting awareness, OSHA and the Department of Labor require an employer to provide training and certification for each person permitted to operate powered industrial trucks or aerial work platforms.read more
There's no doubt that buying a new or used forklift requires a large upfront capital investment. The price is determined by many variables including the capacity, operating capabilities, engine type, brand, condition, and accessories. However, there are several “other” items to consider in addition to the initial cost of a lift truck. Besides looking at the price, it's important to consider the dealer’s ability to service you.read more
Crown Equipment Corporation recently introduced the WAV 60 Series, an upgrade to the 50 Series. Referred to as the Wave, the Crown Work Assist Vehicle is not only an advancement in workplace safety, but it’s extremely useful. Designed to improve safety and efficiency in situations where ladders are typically used, the Wave is the ideal piece of equipment to assist workers in a variety of lift and load material handling operations.read more
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