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You Require an ANSI Inspection

By Jim Chaousis, General Parts and Service Manager Part of the updated ANSI A92.22 standards, now in effect in the United States, include requirements for annual machine inspections (AMI) on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Specifically, the standards state the following as pertaining to the completion of an AMI: “Owners shall ensure an annual inspection […]

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When to Replace an Industrial Pneumatic Tire

Use a Tread Depth Gauge Measure the Tread Depth in the Middle of the tread When that gets close to 0mm, Replace If you see cords or plies remove tires from service Check the pressure on a regular basis and ensure correct pressure is maintained Camso Recommends Replacing Industrial Pneumatic Tires when the tread pattern […]

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Forklift Inspections and Pre-Operation Checklists

Forklifts are a common sight in many industries. Whether used in warehouses, manufacturing plants, retail applications or elsewhere, forklifts are crucial tools in the daily operations and supply chains of most businesses. Because of this frequent level of use, many operators and nearby pedestrians can become complacent regarding safety protocols. This complacency can have many […]

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Operator Fatigue and COVID-19

Feeling a little stressed?  All essential employees are feeling pressures that they didn’t feel a couple of months ago. Your employees are out there every day working hard to keep things moving. Now they must worry about childcare, laid off spouses, and sickness in their family.  Being attentive to operator safety has taken on new […]

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Disinfecting Warehouse Areas

  There is nothing routine about going to work in spring 2020.  W.D. Matthews Machinery Company has been solving warehousing problems for customers for 80 years.   Suddenly we are thrust into R&D mode and can’t simply rely on decades of experience in our field.  We find ourselves assisting customers that are everywhere on the spectrum […]

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***Heat Related Stress*** “Not Just for Equipment”

    Whether you’re in the Northeast, Northwest, or in the Southern states, heat related stress for employees can be a serious issue. Not having the proper fluid intake, taking the proper precautions,  and looking out for warning signs can have major consequences. W.D. Matthews Machinery Co. would like to remind employers to be mindful […]

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Forklift Tip Over Safety Tips

Forklifts are a great piece of equipment to have in nearly any business. With numerous attachments and capacities the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, accidents do occur and knowing what to do can and does save lives every year.  The number one reason people get hurt or killed every year in forklift accidents is because they […]

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