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Trends in American manufacturing

Revolution is prevalent across the manufacturing lines. Manufacturers are looking for ways to explore new technologies, reinvent manufacturing strategy, enhance troubleshooting, bringing manufacturing closer to consumer and levy the power of intelligent tools to streamline operations and cut costs.

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Safety Tips for Forklifts

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Mikeala Della from Atlantic Training where she shows us 20 important safety tips for forklifts and their drivers. This is a two part series. Today, we will cover the top 10.
We might be beating a dead horse here, as you’ve probably already been involved in countless forklift safety training sessions, toolbox talks, etc.

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Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon. Enter the forklift. Forklifts are great tools for businesses that need them. But, they can also be very dangerous. Safety is the primary concern around these heavy machines, so understand when they need to be inspected and fixed. We’ve also added a handy infographic at the bottom of this post for quick viewing.

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According to recent results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal injuries in the workplace have declined by nearly 25% over the past decade. Employer-reported (non-fatal) workplace injuries and illnesses have also declined in recent years, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.