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What Are Some Basic Forklift Safety Rules?

Let's talk about forklift safety. But here's an ample warning, This video is not a complete forklift training session. It's a heads up on basic forklift warehouse safety info that everyone should read. If your scrap yard wants you to operate a forklift, you have to...

8 Rules For Safe Forklift Operations

Here's an incredible statistic: More than 11% of forklifts in use today are involved in accidents every year. In addition, more than 35,000 workers are killed or seriously injured. On top of that, another 65,000 workers sustained less severe injuries in forklift...

How To Create An Efficient Warehouse Layout

Lets talk about your warehouse layout. So you have your shelving. Maybe you have an inbound dock and an outbound dock, a receiving station, a packaging station, and a workstation where you can manufacture items, or make bundles or whatever else. The first step is...

Understanding Your Fleet Costs

Understanding your fleet cost may not be as simple as knowing how much you purchased your vehicles and equipment. Effective cost management entails a comprehensive fleet cost analysis that would help you establish and control your fleet's total cost, budget, prices...

Questions To Ask Your Warehouse Service Provider

Choosing a warehouse service provider is an essential step for any business that needs to outsource their order fulfillment. However, selecting a reliable and appropriate provider is easier said than done. Whether you are merely looking for a company to handle your...

How To Do A Covid 19 Risk Assessment For Warehouses?

How To Do A Covid 19 Risk Assessment For Warehouses?

In line with creating a COVID-19 workplace Health and Safety Plan, you should also develop a risk assessment and control initiative for your warehouse. This keeps your employees and operations the assurance that your business complies with CDC’s health standards when...

The Ins And Outs Of Warehouse Safety

The Ins And Outs Of Warehouse Safety

A loading dock can be a busy place with all the activity and equipment in use. At loading docks and in warehouses, mishaps can and do occur. One out of every four warehouse injuries happens at the loading dock. When they happen, those injuries tend to be serious....

8 Tips For Preventing Warehouse Injuries

8 Tips For Preventing Warehouse Injuries

Warehouse safety managers should be committed to the health and safety of their employees. It's essential to recognize that every workplace has hazards of some sort. All employees working in warehouses should follow some simple rules that will help ensure safety in...

How To Identify Loading Dock Hazards

How To Identify Loading Dock Hazards

Today, we're going to look at various potential hazards of the loading dock. We'd look for an inspection, uh, dealing with, uh, loading docks. Some typical activities at a loading dock are vehicle traffic coming in and out of the loading dock, parking, stabilizing,...

Loading Dock Safety Procedures

Loading Dock Safety Procedures

Today's article is on loading dock procedures. With all the activity going on around loading docks, there are plenty of hazards to be aware of. These hazards include slipping on a wet, oily, or broken floor surfaces, falling off dock edges, injuries from falls due to...

How To Prevent Loading Dock Accidents

How To Prevent Loading Dock Accidents

The dock area is one of the busiest and most dangerous areas of a facility. Did you know that a forklift accident could cost a company in the range of $10,000 to $135,000 per accident? Protecting your building and employees saves you money and prevents unsafe...