Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Expansive Inventory of Telehandlers, Boom Lifts and Light Towers at I80 Forklift

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Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
70 Union Way, Vacaville, CA 95687
707-451-5100

Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your needs.

Did you know...
  • We have an expansive fleet of telehandlers for sell or rent
  • We have an expansive fleet of boom lifts, scissor lifts and light towers for sell or rent
  • We sell and rent small utility trailers with a drop deck
  • We rent an Under-Bridge Platform
  • We employ experienced and certified mechanics to work on your equipment on-site or in our shop
  • We will transport your heavy construction equipment anywhere within California
  • We offer forklift, boom lift and scissor lift certification classes at our Vacaville location or your jobsite
  • We have most commonly used or needed parts on-hand ready to ship to you or be installed
  • We have Safety Equipment for your jobsite needs
  • We do annual boom and scissor lift inspections
  • We do preventative maintenance on all construction equipment
  • We are Small Business Certified through the State of California (SBE# 1351740)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

How Wearables Will Improve Construction Safety

Construction worker using wearable technology

We live in an age of data. Every website we visit, item we purchase and address we program into our GPS is recorded, usually with the goal of improving our experience. But, what if we could leverage the power of data to keep workers safer on the job? That’s where wearables come in.

Benefits
The main benefit of wearable sensors in construction is that they can help reduce a worker’s risk of injury or stress. They do this by monitoring vital signs like heart rate, skin temperature, oxygen levels and even electrical activity on the skin. It then alerts the worker if a potentially dangerous level was recorded. Some wearables may even sense the environment around the worker and sound a safety alarm if a situation becomes dangerous.

Because wearables are small—a wristband or chest band, for example—they are less intrusive. They allow managers to evaluate workers’ health and safety in real time without relying on people to manually report their status. This proactive monitoring can help to prevent dangerous situations and allow work to be performed with less risk.

Another possible benefit is reduced insurance rates. While this is a new technology, some insurance companies may offer discounts to organizations that adopt wearables as a tool to keep workers safer.

Potential Challenges
Wearable sensors collect data about a person’s physical and mental state. Therefore, privacy can become a concern. Before implementing wearable technology, companies must put a policy in place to determine what data will be available to management and what will be kept private.

Workers—particularly people who have been in the construction industry for years—may be less receptive to adding this new technology to their work day. It’s important to get buy-in from people at all levels of your organization and to show them how adopting wearable sensing technology will improve construction safety and health.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Similar, Not the Same

 

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Monday, June 15, 2020

CRANE FORKS



Crane Forks with backstop
Model 660 Frame shown with
Model 660-01 General Purpose Tines
Simpler Design - No cables or pulleys
Crane Fork FRAME w/backstop Model 660 Frame only - Select Tines below.
Model 660 w/Model 660-02 Block Tines




Model 660 Frame shown with Model 660-02 Block Tines

Self Shifting (spring loaded) Pickup Trolley

    ♦  Keeps forks level even when empty
    ♦  Maintains payload center of gravity to keep load level

Design Features

    ♦  King post adjusts for load heights from 42" to 65"
    ♦  Adjustable stop permits use of 36", 40" & 48" pallets
    ♦  Backstop helps stabilize load - 40" wide
    ♦  Forks spread up 40" wide (out to out)

Call i80 Forklift for more information:  (707) 451-5100
(707) 451-5100

Friday, June 12, 2020

Did You Know?



Based in Solano County, centrally located between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Interstate 80 Forklift is your top choice for all your needs.

  • We have an expansive fleet of Telehandlers for sell or rent
  • We have an expansive fleet of boom lifts, scissor lifts and light towers for sell or rent
  • We sell and rent small utility trailers with a drop deck
  • We rent an Under-Bridge Platform
  • We employ experienced and certified mechanics to work on your equipment on-site or in our shop
  • We will transport your heavy construction equipment anywhere within California
  • We offer forklift, boom lift and scissor lift certification classes at our Vacaville location or your jobsite
  • We have most commonly used or needed parts on-hand ready to ship to you or be installed
  • We have Safety Equipment for your jobsite needs
  • We do annual boom and scissor lift inspections
  • We do preventative maintenance on all construction equipment
  • We are Small Business Certified through the State of California (SBE# 1351740)
Michelle Strand, President
Interstate 80 Forklift, Inc.
Certified Small Business #1351740
70 Union Way | Vacaville, CA 95687
707-451-5100

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

I-80 Forklift "Adopts" 2020 Graduate


I-80 Forklift participates in "adopting" a local 2020 graduating Senior with a basket of goodies.  The purpose of this event is to "celebrate our Seniors... show them how special they are and to send them something special!"

"I-80 Forklift adopted this beautiful young lady who inspires to go to medical school in the Fall.  Although she will not get to experience creating a lifetime memory of walking the stage to receive her diploma; our hope was this small gesture will give her a fond memory of her graduating year." says, Michelle Strand.  

More adoption stories on the Vacaville Class of 2020 – Adopt a Senior Facebook page.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Forklift Safety Checklist

  
Forklifts should receive adequate safety checks . There are various hazards associated with forklift operation and a complete check before daily forklift operation will ensure forklift driver safety and safety for other employees and company assets.

A forklift safety checklist will ensure its safe condition. It will help you identify any potential problem with the forklift. Having a forklift safety checklist is essential.

A safety checklist should be completed with a "Yes or No" complete with a comment for "No" answers.

General information should be provided:

Name of workplace
  1.     Division/Department/Section
  2.     Running location
  3.     Identification of forklift
  4.     Work description (brief)
Workplace conditions
  1.     Is the operating area completely separated from walkers?
  2.     Are there clear and adequate safety signs warning walkers against forklift traffic?
  3.     Are walker pathways and zebra crossings marked?
  4.     Are workers warned about  crossing forklift pathways?
  5.     Are convex safety mirrors present at blind spots?   
Forklift part check
  1.     Does the forklift specification meet the operating requirement?
  2.     Is a clear forklift load chart provided?
  3.     Is a seat belt provided?
  4.     Is there a speed controller?
  5.     Do the horn, reversing beeper, proximity indicator and flashing light function properly?
  6.     Is there a protective structure provided on the forklift to prevent injuries during roll=overs or from falling objects?
  7.     Is the maintenance performed regularly?
  8.     Are forklift maintenance and repair records maintained?
  9.     Is there enough fuel inside forklift?
  10.     Is forklift battery charged?
  11.     Are the forklift tires fully inflated?
  12.     Are the tires pressure enough and safe?
  13.     Are the tires in good conditions?
  14.     Do the forklift brakes work?
  15.     Is the steering functioning correctly?
  16.     Does the gear shift work?
  17.     Are the left and right mirrors available and clear?
  18.     Do all indicators and gauges function properly?
  19.     Are there any liquid leaks from the forklift?
  20.     Are fuel, oil, hydraulic fluid and coolant levels full?
  21.     Is there a portable fire extinguisher fitted on the forklift?
  22.    Are hard hats required for forklift operators?
  23.    Is personal protective equipment such as eye goggles, ear plugs and safety shoes available to operators?
Forklift Operators/Drivers
  1.    Are  forklift operators or drivers certified?
  2.     Does the driver understand the load chart?
  3.     Is appropriate training provided?
  4.     Have forklift drivers been given adequate training?
  5.     Are the drivers familiar with the workplace layout in the plant site?
  6.     Do forklift drivers follow the pathways correctly?
  7.     Are forklift drivers or operators in good health?
  8.     Does the forklift driver know the maximum speed?
Working system
  1.     Are there speed limits for powered equipment on site?
  2.     Are there appropriate traffic management plans at the plant site to prevent collision of forklifts with people and other mobile equipment by separating them in time or space?
  3.     Are all safety procedures related to forklift inspection, operation, clean up and maintenance established, maintained and communicated to operators?
  4.     Is there a monitoring and supervision system for ensuring all safety procedures work?
  5.    Are work schedules adequate to move materials without operating the forklift at excessive speeds?
  6.     Are only certified drivers allowed to operate a forklift?
  7.     Is load checking always performed for load stability?
  8.     Is load weight always checked before loading to avoid overloading?
  9.     Is the load always lowered prior to the forklift being in motion?
  10.     Are safe distances provided  from the edge of ramps, docks, drains, gutters, floor openings and any other opening and obstacles established to prevent forklift accident?
  11.     Are all ramp or dock edges safeguarded and visibly marked?
  12.     Is the forklift allowed to lift workers using forklift to do certain job?
  13.     Is the forklift allowed to be used for doing other jobs instead of lifting?
  14.     Is the procedure for the safe battery charging or fuel filling established?
All these questions must be completed to ensure forklift safety.Countermeasures and follow up are required before the forklift can be used. Follow up must be made for NO' answers to any of these above questions in the safety checklist.

By Lukman Nulhakiem

Lukman Nulhakiem is a chemical engineer who has experience in hazard recognition and hazard control studies. Visit his blog at  cemicalplantsafety.net to learn more about safety in chemical plant and workplaces in general.



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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraints


Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries in the workplace. As you work to mitigate the dangers of falls in your facility by putting safe guards in place, keep the differences between arrest and restraint in mind: Fall arrest means to be caught while falling and fall restraint means to be restrained from falling in the first place.