Forklifts vs. Pedestrians: Right-Of-Way

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13 min read Forklifts vs. pedestrians. Who has to stop? People on foot technically have the right-of-way. But some say powered industrial trucks should hold sway. Safety expert Jonathan Jacobi, of Underwriters Laboratories, tells how some companies ask walking workers to cede their right-of-way to multi-ton forklifts. Jonathan also explains how part of OSHA’s standard on powered industrial trucks has not changed since 1969. Jonathan is a Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor with UL Workplace Health And …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 2

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11 min read Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In this 2nd podcast with Dr. Galsworth, she points out that Visuality will create new efficiencies in the workplace. However, workers should not worry about being eliminated. Gwendolyn also tells of her career history, how she worked with Norman Bodek, and was apprentice to the great Shigeo Shingo who is regarded as an expert in …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 1

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14 min read Starting A Visual Workplace—improving efficiency with Visuality. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains better work flow through visual devices. Dr. Galsworth defines the Visual Workplace as “A work environment that is self ordering, self explaining, self regulating and self improving where what is supposed to happen does happen on time, every time, day or night, because of visual devices.” She expands on this definition, and describes how Lean, 5S and Six Sigma can compliment the system set …

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10 Rules For Forklift Safety

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6 min read 10 Rules For Forklift Safety can keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the job. Some forklift safety tips are obvious, some not-so. New drivers and experienced pros can benefit from this podcast. Brandon Nys interviews Antonio Ferraro, one of the blog writers for Creative Safety Supply. Antonio is well versed in this critical area of safety with the powered industrial truck known as the forklift. Below the transcript is a SlideShare about forklift safety, plus …

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