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Why OH&S is important for your materials handling operation

August 12, 2015
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Why OH&S is important for your materials handling operation

Continuing on from our previous blog posts regarding container handling, this post will look at a critical element of any container handling operation occupational health and safety. It will explain why proper OH&S is critical to employee safety and will show how the latest technological advances in mobile device management can make any workplace safer.

Forklift Operator Ergonomics

November 30, 2012
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Forklift Operator Ergonomics

Forklift operators spend a vast majority of their time sitting and twisting, resulting in a number of physical strains. After an eight hour shift one would expect to be, at least, at little sore and stiff.

This blog takes a look at the risks of operator discomfort and what operators and the businesses they work for can do to improve upon operator ergonomics.

Forklift Manoeuvres – Controlling Rear End Swing

December 02, 2011
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Forklift Manoeuvres – Controlling Rear End Swing

Many accidents occur with industrial forklifts because the operators do not understand or have control of the machine’s rear end swing. Forklift trucks steer from the rear axle and pivot on the front wheels, the rear end (counterweight) swinging wide when turning. Ensure that the rear end swings clear of materials, racks equipment and pedestrians when rounding corners or manoeuvring in aisle and tight places.

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