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Why OH&S is important for your materials handling operation

August 12, 2015
Filed under: Forklift Operators - Safety & Guides, Safety
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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.

Noise induced hearing loss and forklift operations

May 14, 2015
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Noise induced hearing loss and forklift operations

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a growing problem in Australia. This blog post looks to define NIHL, look at some of the effects it can have on exposed workers, whilst also recommending some solutions to mitigate the effects of NIHL. An example case study also illustrates how Hyster big truck ergonomic design provides reduced noise levels for operators and the positive effect on workers at Port of Melbourne Containers.

Preventing slips, trips and falls in the workplace

May 22, 2014
Filed under: Safety
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slipSlips, trips and falls can happen in any workplace. Many employees have consequently suffered sprains, broken bones, back injuries, burns from hot surfaces or handling of hot fluids and bad cuts from sharp objects.  As a result companies have had to face many financial, physical and emotional costs for the injured employees and their families.  These falls and slips can be prevented and their severity reduced from some simple safety actions.

Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

March 20, 2014
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Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

When operating forklifts in areas which contain slopes and ramps it is important to ensure safety measures are always carried out. Not only can operators be at risk when travelling recklessly on slopes but the safety of pedestrians is also compromised. The load in which the forklift operator may be transporting can also be significantly damaged or even destroyed if safety precautions are not followed within this situation. This week on the blog we discuss what should always be done when travelling on a slope and what should never be done whilst operating a forklift on a slope.

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