Heavy Equipment

A skid-steer loader in operation at a job site.Heavy Equipment

Skid-Steer Loader and Heavy Equipment Safety on the Job Site

If safety precautions are not followed, workers who operate or work near skid-steer loaders are in danger of crushed-by, caught-in, rollover, and runover risks.

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Construction Supervisor with Clipboard, Heavy Equipment in BackgroundHeavy Equipment

Safety Guidelines When Working with Heavy Equipment

There are many safety guidelines that go along with the challenges of working with heavy equipment, as moving machinery can cause serious bodily harm.

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Forklift loaded with boxes slowly moving up a ramp to load a truck.Heavy Equipment

Forklift Safety on the Job Starts With Operator Safety Training

Although forklifts (powered industrial trucks) make work more efficient, they can pose serious hazards to those operating or working near them.

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ExcavatorHeavy Equipment

Why It's Important to Keep Heavy Equipment Maintained

Heavy equipment is needed on every construction site. Keeping heavy equipment in good working condition can often prevent serious or even fatal incidents.

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Moffett brand forklift, painted red, not in operationHeavy Equipment

Keeping Pedestrians Safe When Forklifts are in the Area

For any company with forklifts in operation, it is imperative that pedestrian safety be a top concern when foot traffic is in the same area as the forklifts.

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Industrial Trash CompactorHeavy Equipment

Safety Awareness for Industrial Trash Compactor Hazards

Workers who load or work near open top trash compactors need to be aware of the unique hazards of these large machines, essential for many companies.

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Overhead Crane in Industrial EnvironmentHeavy Equipment

Unique Safety Hazards of Overhead and Gantry Cranes

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

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Loader and Dump Truck on Construction SiteHeavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment Operators Benefit From Safety Meetings

Construction workers should remember that working around heavy equipment, like dump trucks, puts them at risk for struck-by, caught-in, and other hazards.

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Forklift InspectionHeavy Equipment

Forklifts: When to Check and 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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Automated Guided Vehicle performing work in a warehouse similar to a forklift.Heavy Equipment

Industrial Workplace Safety for Automated Guided Vehicles

Automated Guided Vehicles, commonly known as AGVs, may be generally safer than manual forklifts, but safety precautions and worker safety are still critical.

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Truck Hauling Excavator Down City StreetHeavy Equipment

5 Safety Tips to Remember When Hauling Heavy Equipment

Ensure safety, even when on the road. When it's time for hauling your heavy equipment keep these tips in mind to ensure safety first.

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Forklift Incident in Warehouse, Worker InjuredHeavy Equipment

How To Keep Pedestrians Safe When Operating a Forklift

Great safety tips that will help workers recognize the hazards that may exist when forklifts are used in the same work environment that has foot traffic.

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Two workers near a motorized pallet jack.Heavy Equipment

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

Pallet jacks are essential in many manufacturing and distribution work environments, but all team members need to understand how to work with them safely.

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Crane Lifting Heavy LoadHeavy Equipment

Working With Large Cranes Requires Specialized Training

Crane operators, workers rigging the load, and those guiding or working as a spotter must all be specially trained in their specific duties and tasks.

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