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3 Reasons to Get Forklift Certification

Operating a forklift is a specialized job requiring training and certification. OSHA Regulation Standard 29 CFR 1910.178 requires that all employees get a forklift license before they may be allowed to operate such equipment. Once certified, operators have to renew their forklift license every three years, sooner if they are

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OSHA Cites Steel Company for Improper Forklift Activity that Killed Worker

A safe workplace is the result of properly trained personnel who can also use some common sense. Unfortunately for an Idaho steel plant, neither seemed to be in place on August 4, 2014. Ernesto Paramo, a 30-year-old welder, died 6 months ago in an avoidable accident. On that fateful day,

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How Not to Use Your Forklift to Buy a Candy Bar

One of the top This Really Sucks stories to come out of 2014 concerned an ex-National Guard soldier in Iowa who got fired from his civilian job in a massive misunderstanding about an incident involving a forklift, a Twix bar and a vending machine. According to the former staff sergeant,

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Hyundai’s New Forklifts Provide Power, Performance and Plenty of Features

The first things most people associate with Hyundai are automobiles. The South Korean manufacturer has grown significantly from the late 80s and early 90s. Back then, seeing a Hyundai car on the road was pretty rare. Nowadays, they’re everywhere. Is the forklift market the next manufacturing frontier for Hyundai? The

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Why are Forklifts a High Theft Item?

Forklifts are an expensive piece of equipment that are essential to daily tasks in a number of industries– from logistics and warehouses to construction and materials handling. With forklifts costing as much as $110,000, the theft of a forklift can devastate a company, putting a halt to necessary workplace tasks.

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