BEB Industrial Asset Management

The Dangers of Online Fork Lift Certifications

You may have heard the Latin phrase, “caveat emptor,” before, which roughly translates in English to, “may he beware, the buyer.”  Today, in commercial use, it’s commonly known as the principle that the seller of a product cannot be held responsible for the quality of a product or service if no warranty is provided.  And while the phrase may have originated with the sale of land/property and farm animals, years ago, the concept is still alive and well in modern day commerce, even in the material handling industry.  In our post today, we are going to talk about the myths and short-comings of using online fork lift training (the employer only thinks it is certification but the they get the bill and paperwork it only states the person attend a class or completed the training course) mills to train you drivers and the dangers that might be lurking.

Myth: OSHA

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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.

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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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The Rules of Rigging Safety

Somedays the workplace is incredibility hectic, and as productive members of that work place we are expected to manage our day and tasks, safely.  And this especially rings true during rigging tasks and the associated lifting that subsequently follows.  Just one wrong calculation from a distracted employee forgetting about their rigging safety training and proper procedures can mean the difference between a tragic accident and a productive workday.

Many hoist and crane related injuries and accidents can be prevented by simply ensuring all users are properly trained on the correct operation of chains, slings and hoists as well as the Rigging Safety Classesproper inspection and maintenance policies.  The costs associated with safety training are minute when compared to the $27,000 average cost per lost time accident, an estimate developed by the

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