Heavy Equipment

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Safety Guidelines When Working with Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment is necessary for so many jobs, but with large equipment comes even more responsibility and challenge. There are many safety guidelines to follow when working with heavy equipment, as moving machinery can cause serious bodily harm.

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Heavy Equipment Operators Benefit From Regular Safety Meetings

Construction workers should remember that working with and around heavy equipment puts them at risk for struck-by, caught-in, and other hazards. Dump trucks, haulage equipment, and articulating dump trucks pose these hazards as well.

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Forklift Hazards When Used in Same Work Area as Pedestrians

Safety tips and best practices that will help workers recognize the hazards that may exist when forklifts are used in the same work environment that has foot traffic, and what forklift operators and pedestrians can both do to ensure the safety of all personnel.

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Pallet Jacks: How to Make Swift Work of Heavy Loads Safely

Motorized pallet jacks or manual pallet jacks are found in nearly every warehouse and are essential in many manufacturing and distribution work environments. These jacks can easily lift 2,500 pounds or more, making swift work of heavy loads that need to be moved.

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Working With or Near Cranes Requires Specialized Training

Crane operators require specialized training. Workers rigging the load to be moved, and those guiding or working as a spotter must also be specially trained in their specific duties and tasks.

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Forklifts: When to Check & Inspect

Find out exactly what OSHA standards require when it comes to forklift inspections, and download a free forklift inspection checklist you can use today.

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Unique Workplace Safety Hazards of Overhead and Gantry Cranes

Overhead cranes, including gantry cranes, are essential in many manufacturing, maintenance and industrial work environments when efficiency is required for lifting and moving heavy loads.

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Industrial Trash CompactorHeavy Equipment

General Safety Awareness for Industrial Trash Compactor Hazards

Open top commercial trash compactors are essential for companies that generate larger volumes of waste to help maintain housekeeping and productivity. Workers who load or work near open top trash compactors need to be aware of the unique hazards of these large machines.

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Forklift Safety on the Job Has to Start with Safety Training

Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or smaller objects on pallets, in crates or other containers.

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5 Safety Tips to Remember When Hauling Heavy Equipment

When it’s time for hauling your heavy equipment keep these tips in mind to ensure safety first. Safety procedures and best practices cannot just be limited to the construction site. You need to ensure safety even when on the road, hauling your expensive heavy equipment.

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Keeping Heavy Equipment in Good Working Condition is Good Business

Heavy equipment is needed on almost every construction project and workers often become complacent to the potential dangers that come with working with and around this machinery. Keeping heavy equipment in good working condition can often prevent serious or even fatal incidents.

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