Whether you work in warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food production, or distribution, maneuvering a forklift (or several) is likely part of your business’ day-to-day operations. While these pieces of machinery offer a host of advantages, such as improving your workplace’s efficiency, they must be operated with extreme care and skill to avoid injuries, damaged goods, and other unfortunate outcomes. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers five rules and tips to ensure forklift safety at your jobsite.
Rack safety is an important matter for any warehouse. A design flaw, unnoticed damage, improper assembly, or overloading can very quickly lead to a collapse. Therefore, proper techniques are essential to keeping employees safe while working near racks, as well as protecting your goods. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon, which serves North and Central New Jersey and parts of New York, provides some lifesaving rack safety tips to implement at your facility.
No matter how long you’ve worked in warehousing or distribution, you know the importance of safety guidelines for everyone when you work with or around industrial equipment. This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated their requirements for employers incorporate fall protection training to help further prevent and reduce accidents.
With these changes, as of January 17, 2017, Fall Protection Training is required for any employee using a walking or working surface at or above 4 feet. According to the new regulations, the systems that are put in place for fall protection are required to either prevent the worker from falling entirely or, in instances where this is not possible, catch them from suffering internal injuries or contacting a lower level.
Barclay celebrated National Forklift Safety Day this year by hosting a Summit Safety on June 14th. The intent of the Safety Summit was to give customers the opportunity to speak with safety experts about the best practices for forklift operating and receive hands on training.
The Safety Summit also featured a chance to learn more about the tools available to improve operator safety and fleet efficiency, as well as receive safety product demonstrations.
Aside from the Summit, Barclay also offers a number of OSHA approved safety-training courses, with a flexible schedule of classes that can be attended at our training facility or scheduled at your own facility.
National Forklift Safety Day has grown each year since its 2014 inception, with forklift manufacturers and dealers becoming more involved in the movement to spread safety and awareness when it comes to forklift operator practices.
This year, Barclay is hosting a Safety Summit on June 14th, giving customers the opportunity to get hands on training on forklift operator best practices and to learn more about the tools available to improve operator safety and fleet efficiency.
The Safety Summit will feature safety product demonstrations in addition to the chance to speak with safety experts about best practices.
RSVP for Barclay’s Safety Summit today and increase your forklift safety awareness.
Barclay offers a number of OSHA approved safety-training courses, with a flexible schedule of classes that can be attended at our training facility or scheduled at your own facility.
Contact us today to learn more about Barclay’s safety training program.
While it might seem funny in this clip from “The Office,” forklift safety is no laughing matter. Proper forklift handling is critical to a safe work environment.
Barclay offers forklift operator safety training and other safety training to make sure your operation does not look like a crazy scene from “The Office.”
Whether at your facility or ours, Barclay offers training that is OSHA compliant. We even offer OSHA required “refresher” training as well as a Train-The-Trainer program that provides your employee with the knowledge and instruction to conduct your own certified training programs at your convenience.
Don’t be like Michael! Avoid warehouse accidents by properly training and enforcing good safety practices when operating material handling vehicles.
Basic Forklift Operator Training – Spanish & English
April 6th & 7th: OSHA 10 HR Compliance Training
10-Hour, 2-day program, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
Day 1: 9am-3pm (Sign in & Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
Day 2: 9am-3pm (Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
$ 349 per attendee
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May 11th: Train the Trainer, OSHA Lift Truck
June 2nd: Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift and Fall Protection
September 14th: Intro to OSHA, I2P2 Updates and OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements
October 12th: Fall Protection, (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Training
November 10th: OSHA Hazard Communication Training with GHS Updates
Did you know that according to the National Safety Council 70% of all forklift accidents are a result of operator error? Or that OSHA states that businesses spend over $170 billion (with a B), annually on occupational injuries and illness. If your company is tired of operators not following safety procedures and taking a bite out of profits, then let Barclay show you how to reduce costs and increase performance.
When it comes to operating heavy-duty equipment such as terminal tractors (yard spotters), operator training is the key to ensuring safety, which is why Barclay offers Basic “Terminal Tractor” Operator Training.
Beginning with the basics is the first step in ensuring that operators fully understand the equipment prior to actually operating it. Terminal tractors are considered “Powered Industrial Trucks” by OSHA, making the training a requirement to operate the heavy-duty equipment.
Even if you are only going a few feet, it is important to keep forks low. Never travel with forks in an elevated position or lifted higher than a foot off the floor. It also never hurts to have a lookout helper if vision is not 100% clear, especially when reversing!
With the goal of reducing the hazards associated with forklifts, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is in Washington, D.C. today sponsoring the inaugural National Forklift Safety Day.
This event marks the convergence of manufacturers, customers, policymakers and the Administration to provide the unique opportunity for all parties to become educated and informed on industry practices meant to ensure the safest work environments possible.
The release of OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations of 2013 comes as a reminder that your employees are your most valuable assets in the material handling industry.
When it comes to the safety of your employees, trust Barclay with the task at hand. We offer a variety of customized material handling safety training courses and consultations to better understand the specific safety needs of our customers.
Even if you are traveling at low speed, a piece of debris in your path can cause the load to tip over or the operator to lose control; this can be easily avoided by keeping all pathways clean, and of course paying close attention during forklift operation. Also be sure to properly stack loads on pallets and use prevention measures such as ropes or binders if necessary to ensure load security. It is better to make two safe trips than having an accident with one insecure load.
Barclay is all about safety in the work place. That is why we offer one of the most comprehensive course selections for operator training and related industrial training in the New Jersey - New York area. Barclay offers Safety Training classes to include OSHA compliance, forklift training, aerial equipment training, fall protection and food safety. In fact, we have proudly trained thousands of warehouse, plant and management personnel. Today's safety tip is the first in a series of safety tips we will present over the next few weeks. The safety tips are from Yale's respected "Forklift Safety Tips" poster that has set the industry standard for years.
November 5th & 6th: OSHA 10-Hour Compliance: 2-Day Training (click to view full description)
10-Hour, 2-day Program, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
Day 1: 9am – 3pm (Sign in & Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
Day 2: 9am – 3pm (Continental Breakfast 8:30am)
$ 349 per student + tax
November 19th: Hazard Communications (Hazcom Update) (click to view full description)
4-Hour Program, South Plainfield NJ Training Center
9am – 1pm
$ 179 per student + tax
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The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard has recently been revised to include new requirements which will be phased in over the next two and half years. Facilities and operations with any hazardous chemicals or materials must complete employee training by December 1, 2013.
This rule applies to all companies even if they only have one "Hazardous Chemical" on site such as:
battery powered fork lift trucks battery acid
Propane powered industrial units
Food facilities who use chemicals for cleaning
The OSHA updates to the Hazard Communication Standard includes all operations and facilities which have at least one hazardous chemical on site.
The revisions are the result of OSHA’s alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The training, to be provided by December 1, 2013, must include information on the Standard’s new labeling and safety data sheet (SDS) format requirements.
It’s never too late to get started on proper safety training and that is why now through the end of the year we want to encourage you to sign up for one of our comprehensive courses.