Safety

EnerSys Joins Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to Support 8th Annual National Forklift Safety Day

June 8, 2021

EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, is joining the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to recognize National Forklift Safety Day. This annual event, now in its eighth year, provides a platform to educate the industry about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training to avoid injury.…

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Propane Council Announces Mission Zero Pledge, Shares Free Resources for Forklift Safety Day

June 7, 2021

In honor of Forklift Safety Day, celebrated June 8, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is encouraging material handling professionals to take its new Mission Zero Pledge and commit to a safe, incident free workplace. By signing the pledge, material handling professionals will add their name to a list of businesses working toward zero…

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Makita Creates the World’s First Angle Grinder with a Non-Removable Guard

June 1, 2021

Q&A with David Fernandez, Makita’s Product Category Manager, Metal Working & Concrete Products (www.makitatools.com). Q. What made Makita U.S.A. develop the world’s first grinder with a non-removable guard? Makita has received inquiries from business managers asking if a grinder can be designed with a non-removable guard feature. In response to these customer requests, Makita has developed…

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The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor: An Insider’s View

June 1, 2021

By: Edward Stern, Contributor OSHA has a powerful free tool to help employers (and employees) understand the agency’s Recordkeeping Rules. It is the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor, at https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/osharecordkeeping.htm. Why it is needed? A good clue is the text of the first page of the Advisor. It says, “… The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is intended to…

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Protecting Visiting Pedestrians from Forklifts

June 1, 2021

By: Brian Colburn, Contributor The definition of pedestrian from the dictionary is “somebody who is traveling on foot, especially in an area also used by vehicles.” Basically, anyone that is not riding on something is considered a pedestrian, so that is pretty simple. As I see it, there are two types of pedestrians: Type 1:…

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Safe-T-Vu Warning System Helps Minimize Traffic Risks at Ends of Aisle

June 1, 2021

The Safe-T-Vu™ Warning System helps prevent accidents around blind corners and busy intersections by visually notifying people and material handling equipment of oncoming traffic in a facility. Safe-T-Vu detects approaching traffic and indicates the direction of oncoming traffic using high-intensity red LED chevrons. It can be mounted magnetically for fast and simple installation that fits…

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“My Safety” For Automation

June 1, 2021

The automation company Pilz has developed a digital, universal concept for its new modular safety relay myPNOZ, from selection through to order: with myPNOZ, Pilz can offer safe solutions that are built in accordance with customers’ specific individual requirements. With the intuitive online tool myPNOZ Creator, users can assemble “their” myPNOZ: it’s delivered pre-assembled, set…

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Power Tool Safety: Small Variables Can Cause High Risk

May 24, 2021

We tend to think of power tools as virtually indestructible extensions of ourselves. After all, the word power is right there in the name. While it’s true that a properly cared-for power tool should provide years of trouble-free service, the key phrase is “properly cared for.” Because, in truth, the internals of power tools contain…

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Warning System uses Flashing LED to Alert Workers of Approaching Traffic

May 18, 2021

To help prevent accidents at aisle ends and other high-risk intersections, Rite-Hite has introduced the Safe-T-Vu™ Warning System, a rack-mounted device that uses a flashing red LED-illuminated chevron to alert workers when traffic is approaching from other directions. Part of any facility’s best safety practices, Safe-T-Vu uses unidirectional microwave sensors to detect approaching traffic. When…

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Flexbar Machine Corporation Announces New Machine Safety Guards

May 5, 2021

Flexbar Machine Corporation introduces its new line of state-of-the-art Machine Safety Guards featuring Built-in LED Lighting providing machine operators with super bright illumination of the working field. The Visorguard-LED’s unique Continuous LED strip lighting is integrated as part of the safety shield providing 6000K natural white light with a 170-degree beam angle. Auto-Diffuse lighting produces no LED…

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