BEB Industrial Asset Management

Today We Honor Those Lost

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

To learn more about today’s events, please visit: https://www.osha.gov/workersmemorialday/index.html

Fighting Complacency for Fork Lift Safety

It’s certainly not a new phenomenon in the warehouse, distribution Forklift accidentcenters or manufacturing facilities, but when injury rates are low or decreasing, a level of complacency begins to creep into the workplace that can have devastating consequences.  Complacency on the part of forklift operators on the job is a significant factor that influences at risk behavior on the job.  In the rest of this post we are going to discuss types of complacent human behavior that can cause injuries/accidents and then what can be done to fight complacency.

What causes forklift accidents?

There are a million different variables that can cause or contribute to a
forklift accident in a warehouse or manufacturing facility.  While most workers know the hazards, the errors that can lead to these accidents

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Record Breaking Lift Truck Sales….Now What?

iStock_000012806371LargeIn an article published by Modern Materials Handling, “Industrial Truck Association announces record-breaking 2015 North American lift truck sales,” the ITA made its official 2015 sales announcement.  According to sales data, total retail orders across all lift truck asset classes totaled 225,534 units in 2015, and came in as the first year the sales were over the pre-recession level in 2006 with 215,000 units.

So now that we’ve got all these extra lift trucks zipping around warehouses throughout the United States, what now?  How do facilities manage these extra assets while keeping an eye on the rest of their fleets?  During the rest of this post we are going to talk about how you can manage these new assets and take care of your older (and aging) assets all

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