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Aerial Lift Personal Protective Equipment – Inspect to Protect

If your company uses aerial work platforms, you know it can be a challenge to enforce the proper safety practices. Couple this with a low level of understanding how to inspect the aerial lift personal protective equipment (PPE) and you now have the potential of safety violations or a serious accident at your facility. Aerial […]

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Should You Be Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Your Facility?

  At ProLift our technicians, equipment sales specialists and safety trainers visit many customer facilities. Each facility has unique guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE), including their steel toe boots requirement. When our interaction requires time on the production floor, the customer may require us to wear protective footwear such as steel toe boots. The […]

forklift battery ppe kit

What to Include in Your Forklift Battery Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit

  Regular maintenance of your forklift battery can increase your fuel economy dramatically by allowing the battery to have a longer life cycle – even beyond the warranty period. To keep associates safe while performing regular maintenance of the forklift battery watering level, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required to safely complete the job. These […]

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Where To Place Eye Wash Stations

The biggest hazard working alongside forklift batteries is battery charging. Hydrogen gas is produced when batteries are charged, creating a risk for explosion. ANSI Z358.1-2009 requires an eye wash station capable of a 15 minute flush within ten seconds walking time (55 feet) from the location of a battery charging station. Federal Law Requirements Other […]

aichi scissor lift

How the Aichi Scissor Lift Helps with OSHA Height Regulations

When general maintenance tasks require elevation, the quickest and easiest solution is to grab a ladder. However, a ladder has its limitations and falls continue to be a top-reported OSHA injury. OSHA Height Regulations What are the OSHA height regulations? For general industry workplaces, OSHA requires fall protection be provided to employees when elevations reach […]

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Forklift Battery Charging Station Safety

When an electric forklift’s battery is approximately 80% discharged, it is an ideal time for the forklift operator to return the battery to the charging station. Because charging the forklift battery poses safety risks involving sulfuric acid, battery charging installations shall be located in areas designated for that purpose only and forklift battery charging station […]

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Aerial Lift Safety: Minimum Handrail Height

What is the aerial lift minimum handrail height? Fall protection requirements for handrail systems require a minimum height of 42”, plus or minus 3”. If an operator steps up on the rails or toe boards the operator will not have proper handrail height for their body. Unfortunately, many Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) professionals are […]

scissor lift

The Reason for Scissor Lift Lanyard Attachment Points

Most equipment manufacturers, backed by OSHA and ANSI regulations and interpretations, agree that wearing a body harness and lanyard while operating a scissor lift is not required. In some cases, wearing the personal protective equipment (PPE) may add risk. For example, narrow-based scissor lifts have tipped from the force and momentum created by a person […]

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Aerial Lift Safety: When to Wear a Body Harness

A common question regarding aerial lift truck safety is “do my operators need to wear a body harness?” The risk of an operator being catapulted is the true deciding factor. It sounds extreme but when an operator drives a boom lift over rough terrain, even in a lowered position, an operator can be ejected up […]