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How to Stay Safe in a Falling Forklift

The warehouse forklift operator, Barry, was a veteran driver of 20 years. He’d spent his career driving forklifts and other mobile equipment in a warehouse setting. Barry had an excellent safety record and almost always took the proper safety precautions. He’d even provided forklift certification training for new hires from time to time. Despite all…

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Forklift Safety: Tips for Pedestrians

Forklift operators must go through regular certification and training. Warehouses provide clear pathways and traffic patterns for forklifts on the move. Since the most common forklift accidents involve striking a pedestrian, what responsibility falls on that person to stay safe? How to Work Safely Around Forklifts #1 Always Be Aware of Surroundings Keep your eyes…

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What Can a Proximity Sensor Detect?

Proximity sensors and proximity detection systems are valuable safety systems that companies can implement to protect workers and equipment.  These sensors often use radio-frequency identification (RFID) to detect hazards within warehouses or other places with mobile equipment. However, more advanced systems like HIT-NOT use industry-leading electromagnetic field technology.  This more advanced technology allows proximity sensors…

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How Safety Impacts Workplace Efficiency

While the main reason to improve workplace safety is protecting your employees, it can also significantly impact workplace efficiency. An efficient warehouse is a profitable warehouse.  Implementing industry-leading safety technology like HIT-NOT or WheriTrack is an investment. Not only is it a safety investment, but also an investment in future productivity, employee morale, and future earnings. …

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Frequently Used Warehouse Terms

As safety experts, SynTech has spent time honing in on the most important terminology for discussing warehouse safety.  While there is a practical need for brief dictionaries such as this for almost every aspect of warehouse operations, this guide focuses on terms that will help individuals guide and navigate meaningful safety conversations.  Warehouse Terms You…