Thursday, October 14, 2010

If we tried to start The Home Depot today...

Interesting  letter sent to the Wall Street Journal from Ken Langone, one of the founders of The Home Depot

Stop Bashing Business, Mr. President

If we tried to start The Home Depot today, it's a stone cold certainty that it would never have gotten off the ground....more

Monday, October 11, 2010

New ANSI Standard

New ANSI Standard to Prevent Accidental Unclamping

Effective for lift trucks shipping on or after October 7, 2010 a new safety standard states that all lift trucks with a load bearing clamp (paper roll clamp, carton clamp, etc.) must require two distinct motions on the part of the driver before opening or releasing the clamp. For example, you must press a button and then move a lever to unclamp the load. This requirement applies to new and used attachments being mounted on new trucks shipping after the effective date above.

Section 7.25.7 of ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift trucks states: The manual operation or physical action of the control used to release a load bearing clamp shall require two distinct motions or operations by the operator before the clamp is opened and the load bearing force is released. For example move the lever or handle to the left (or right) and then forward (or down), or, depress a button on the lever or handle and then move the lever or handle forward (or down).

Friday, October 8, 2010


CARB delays emissions rules enforment.  Read this article on the subject "CARB, AGC discuss emissions rule delay".

Thursday, October 7, 2010

‘Tis the season to be joyous- but also to be SAFE!

‘Tis the season to be joyous- but also to be SAFE!

As the holidays get closer, more and more companies are receiving delivery of new stock for the holiday season. This means that new forklift drivers are getting hired almost everyday by companies wanting to move products to fill customer orders. Unfortunately the increase in workload can lead to a disproportionate increase in accidents involving forklift operators, and managers need to make sure their drivers are properly trained and certified. At Hyundai Forklift of Southern California, we offer forklift safety training and can help you take care of this important issue. So let’s get our forklift drivers safety trained and reduce the chances of accidents happening, and remember the holidays may still be a few months away but safe employees are good year-round.