Daily Archives: June 15, 2022

On the Job Podcast S6:E7: A Ship Stuck in the Suez

The latest episode of the On the Job podcast is now available! The On the Job podcast series shares inspiring stories about the pursuit of work. Jobs give us a connection to our community and the ability to provide for ourselves and our families—On the Job presents interesting stories about the way people work and what it means to be employed. Season 6, Episode 7: A Ship Stuck in the Suez In March of 2021, the shipping freighter Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days and captivated the world. In this episode, we dive into what the event says about our economy, and what it says about us.

It’s National Safety Month! Week 3 Theme: Forklift Safety

We’re focusing on forklift-related injuries during the third week of safety month. Across the country, forklift-related injuries take eight more days away from work than other types of injuries. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) study in the U.S. determined about 25% of all forklift-related injuries are related to inadequate training.

What are the requirements?

The Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) standard covers forklifts and powered pallet jacks, and other ride-on material handling equipment. The standard has two requirements before certification—formal instruction and practical training and evaluation. Practical training and evaluation must be performed on the specific equipment being used. Thus, practical training and evaluation should always be completed by a company or a competent forklift trainer with intimate knowledge of the client’s site and access to a forklift like those used at the client’s site. Certification will always be site- and equipment-specific, as a forklift certification is not a license to operate in every environment, on every machine. (more…)