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Shoppa’s Supports Forklift Safety
The Industrial Truck Association is sponsoring its 5th annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 12, 2018. OSHA’s statistics concerning forklift accidents and fatalities are troubling, and Shoppa’s and Toyota are strong supporters of initiatives to promote awareness of safe forklift operating procedures. There are many steps everyone from owners down to employees can take to make the workplace safer. Safety should be everybody’s top concern – everybody wants to go home after their shift.
Shoppa’s Material Handling recognizes the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day, an event that educates customers, government officials and policymakers about the importance of proper operator training and the safe use of forklifts.
Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), this event will take place Tuesday, June 13, in Washington, D.C., along with other manufacturers and industrial companies. Forklift dealers, distributors and manufacturers around the country will also hold local events promoting forklift safety that day.
Shoppa’s stays very busy reducing operational costs and increasing productivity for their customers. But on National Forklift Safety Day, it gives Shoppa’s the opportunity to take a step back and highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training.
National Forklift Safety Day is an event sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association held once a year. Its intent is to provide the material handling industry the opportunity to educate customers about safe forklift operation.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2011 to 2014, 261 workers were killed in forklift accidents, where the industrial truck was the primary cause.
We want our customers to take precautions for the possible dangers when operating forklifts and other material handling equipment. To facilitate this, we offer professional operator training courses.
Shoppa’s Material Handling and Toyota Industrial Equipment know the true value of forklift safety in keeping operators and employees safe at all times.
In an effort to encourage safe forklift operation, Shoppa’s is celebrating National Forklift Safety Day, which is sponsored in partnership by Toyota Industrial Equipment.
Shoppa’s Material Handling takes safety seriously and in an effort to renew our commitment to promoting a safe work environment and preventing workplace injuries we have become proud members of the National Safety Council (NSC).
Shoppa’s Material Handling takes safety seriously, and so should you. It is common knowledge that most warehouse accidents can be avoided and prevented through a combination of safety equipment and OSHA certified training.
Forklift safety can seem foolproof, but without the proper safety training operating a lift truck can become hazardous or deadly in an instant. There are a number of factors the play into maintaining the safest environment for operating a forklift.
One of the most common hazards associated with lift trucks is pedestrian safety, which means ensuring that lift truck operators are aware of surrounding warehouse employees on foot and vice versa.
As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the safety of your product, facilities, and workers is a prime concern for many that utilize forklifts. As each year in the United States there are 94,000 lift truck related accidents reported. While Operator Training is the most common component of safety in any workplace environment. Seldom, however, is it enough to prevent these occurrences from happening. That is why Toyota has gone above and beyond in several aspects of our lift truck designs in order to produce the safest forklift product on the market.
Toyota forklifts have been the #1 forklift for over ten years straight and that isn’t just because of their visual appeal.
Toyota has incorporated the SAS (System of Active Stability) into the product line. System of Active Stability is a patented dynamic system comprising 10 sensors, 3 actuators and a controller. SAS constantly monitors forklift operations and automatically takes corrective action when it senses factors that could lead to truck or load instability.
Accidents that occur in the workplace are something that constantly plagues the minds of warehouse workers and CEO’s alike. A major accident can create a ripple effect that travels throughout every level of a company. The cost of a single accident can be mind boggling, so often we get asked what are a couple of components which can help implement to reduce the risk of accidents taking place.