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If you’re familiar with forklifts, chances are you’ve had some experience dealing with the challenges of forklift batteries. Often, properly caring for the battery can lengthen the capacity of any forklift and help to keep it performing at its best. Battery care can be simple as long as you follow these tips on a regular basis.read more
In NE Pennsylvania, we are officially in the “dog days of summer.” Those sweltering days, typically being the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the summer. Not only are humans (and even our dogs) affected by the hot weather, but our equipment works harder too. In the fast-paced material-handling industry these “dog days” come with additional challenges. Maintenance of your forklift fleet is critical during times of temperature extremes.read more
Produce, frozen foods, and flowers—these are just some of the temperature-sensitive products that consumers buy all the time. But did you ever ask yourself—how did my ice cream get from the cow to my supermarket in perfect, creamy condition?read more
Forklifts are one of the most significant, multipurpose pieces of equipment used in the material handling industry. Lift trucks come in various types and sizes, engineered for operations ranging from large warehouses and manufacturing plants to small garage-based businesses.read more
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
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