January 2015 Safety Bulletin

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Don't get complacent around a forklift!

Workplace complacency occurs when you've been doing something a certain way for so long without incident that you naturally assume there can never be an incident. Workers and operators develop a false sense of security and that's when things can start to go wrong. Complacency is a common and frustrating occurrence in most workplaces in some form or another and can have devastating consequences. It can become particularly dangerous when operating a forklift and working in an environment where forklifts commonly operate.

Reduce Manual Handling Injuries with Mitsubishi

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Power pallet movers, part of MLA's extensive warehouse forklifts range, can reduce back injuries!

One in three injuries to Australian workers is caused by manual handling. Manual handling injuries are not limited to those sustained by lifting or carrying heavy loads. A person can be injured when handling objects in a variety of ways, including pulling, pushing, holding or restraining.

December 2014 Safety Bulletin

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Forklift extension slippers are one of many forklift parts that can compromise safety.

Safety in the workplace is often compromised when forklifts are used to load and unload larger and awkward loads on and off vehicles. Many serious injuries to employees have occurred during the loading and unloading of vehicles as a result of falling pallets. This is particularly common when trying to reach the width of a truck with a forklift. When used correctly, fully certified, load-tested and guaranteed forklift extension slippers can be an effective solution to this problem.

November/December 2014 Newsletter

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Reliable forklifts, reach stackers, and WA's grand opening all feature in the November/December issue of the MLA Newsletter:
 

November 2014 Safety Bulletin

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It is a truth acknowledged in the materials handling industry that people have done and will continue to do dumb and unsafe things when operating forklifts. Some of these things are intentional while some are accidental; some are the result of laziness and others the result of pure ignorance or poor decision making. In a disturbing trend, there is an increasing number of videos posted online detailing these incidents, most with the intent to shock and entertain. It is a worrying aspect of a larger problem, the general unsafe use of forklifts.

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