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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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Forklift Battery Maintenance & Best Practices

  New batteries are a great investment and W.D.Matthews Machinery & Toyota Material Handling want to pass along a few tips and maintenance best practices to ensure you get the most life and performance out or your new battery purchase or battery operated equipment. Video sourced from ToyotaForklift.com Forklift Battery Maintenance & Handling Best Practices

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Forklift “FORK” Inspection

  One of the most overlooked items for forklift safety are the forks. The forks are one of the most used items on the forklift with a potential failure at all the wrong times. Accidents do happen and often times worn, cracked, and out of spec forks are a danger to everyone near the forklift. […]

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Forklift Pedestrian Safety

Of all warehouse accidents, the most horrifying one frequently involves pedestrians.  According to OSHA Estimates, each forklift in your facility has a 1 in 10 chance of being involved in some sort of an accident this year.  As we all know, accidents can have any number of root causes, but it’s up to you as […]

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