AVOIDING THE MOUSETRAP

 

Mousetrap deaths are now the top workplace killer, and the easiest way to avoid them is to always wear your seatbelt while operating a forklift.  OSHA confirms that tipping accidents are the leading cause of fatal accidents in the workplace.  In most fatal forklift accidents, the operator is “mousetrapped’ between the ground and the lift truck while trying to flee the tipping vehicle.  Remember, if your lift truck should begin to tip, hold on with both hands, brace yourself with your legs and lean away from the direction you are tipping.

For more information, visit Mitsubishi Forklift Briefing.

Make sure your workers always wear an operator restraint or seatbelt at all times – challenge those who do not.
Invest in driver training – and refresher courses – ensuring a safer workplace.

Operator Safety Training

We sometimes hear it referred to as Forklift Safety Class.  No matter what you call it, it is the first step in a safe workplace that has powered lift trucks in operation.

Statistics show that there are approximately 85 deaths in the U.S. annually, that are directly related to the careless operation of Powered Industrial Trucks. Consequently, on December 1, 1999 the Operational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) (WISHA followed in March of 2000) enacted new laws requiring all employers to train every employee who operates such equipment.

CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Class sizes are limited and classes fill quickly
Call 800-666-1774 or 509-535-1776 for more details
or register at www.norlift.com/operator-training.php

 

Forklift Training Classes at NORLIFT

Operator Safety Training consists of (3) three separate phases:

1st:  An operator must receive formal (classroom) training; and demonstrate that the operator understands all of the safety elements required to operate a powered industrial truck.
2nd:  An operator must receive practical (hands on) training on the type of equipment used “on the job”. The operator must be able to demonstrate the safe operation of a powered industrial truck.
3rd:  All operators must be evaluated by a supervisor of their own company. Operators must demonstrate that they can safely operate the exact type of equipment used “on the job”.         This evaluation must also be done in a work environment that matches the operator’s specific duties and functions.
           

    Our professionally trained instructors perform a 3 – 4 hour training program targeting all of the following elements:

–  Daily equipment safety inspections
–  Truck applications
–  Types of equipment, and data information placards
–  Weights and balances, and de-rated load capacities
–  Refueling and maintenance checks
–  General safety rules – pedestrians, hazards and seat belts
–  Operation on loading docks and trailers
–  Traveling over uneven terrain, on ramps, and other obstacles, and many other vital safety issues

The cost of the class is $115.00 per person. We also offer a “Train the Trainer” option.

JCB Teleskid Demo Days

Norlift JCB will host demos on JCB tracked and wheeled Teleskids at Wittkopf Landscape Supply on October 16 and at Horizon Distributors on October 17.  Both demo days will run from 7:00-11:00 a.m.  Come out and see what this compact skid steer with a telescopic, single arm boom  can do.  In addition to Norlift construction equipment representatives, the JCB West Region Compact Product Sales Manager and Teleskid specialist will also be there to answer your questions.

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