An employee is picking orders from the top shelf of a racking unit, but the load is large and heavy so he needs both hands to carry it. He pulls up a rolling ladder, climbs to retrieve the load and begins the unstable descent but misses a rung and falls. You can imagine what happens next. He is likely injured from the fall, which leads to time off work and expensive workers’ compensation costs. Productivity is lost and the product may be damaged as well. The whole situation could have been avoided with a simple solution. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (November 27, 2018) — Twenty years have passed since Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, launched its Wave Work Assist Vehicle, designed to bring safety and flexibility to applications where ladders, scaffolding and work platforms are typically used to access high places, such as those found in retail, manufacturing and small parts warehouse settings. read more »»
NEW BREMEN, Ohio (January 22, 2019) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today announced an expansion of its internal combustion (IC) line of counterbalance forklifts designed for heavy-duty applications with the introduction of the Crown C-G Series and C-D Series. The company’s pneumatic tire IC forklift is now available with capacities up to 20,000 pounds. read more »»
While the performance abilities of today’s forklifts are more sophisticated than their predecessors, so too is their onboard technology. This is good news for safety managers seeking to improve forklift safety. A connected forklift enables managers to increase operator and workplace safety by leveraging an operator and fleet management system. The right system can give managers the information and control they need to tackle the complex issue of safety and give it consistent attention.
Here are five steps managers can take using forklift fleet and operator management systems to create and maintain a strong safety culture. read more »»
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