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The Importance of Forklift Safety & Maintenance

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 16, 2022

Forklifts and other material handling equipment such as pallet jacks are ordinary equipment in distribution centers. Their proper maintenance and use help ensure the safety of warehouse associates and facilitate the efficient movement of goods through the facility.

National Forklift Safety Day is recognized every June and reinforces the importance of operator safety training and forklift safety practices. This article provides useful reference material as a refresher on the importance of forklift safety as well as proper use and maintenance. Additionally, it explores the impact of the recent labor shortage on forklift safety.

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Topics: Safety, Core Values

The Benefits of Stretching Before Your Shift

Posted by Robin Siekerman on May 4, 2022

While it may not seem like it, the amount of physical effort you exert during a shift on the floor is probably more than that of a regular workout. When spending all day on your feet, your body experiences extra stress and tension from the repetitive everyday movements. That is why it is important to warm up before your shift to keep your body healthy and safe.

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Topics: Insider, Safety

The Shippers Group Brings Attention to National Preparedness Month

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Sep 17, 2021

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Observed every year, National Preparedness Month raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

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Topics: News Room, Safety, Core Values

Forklift Safety 101

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 30, 2021

Forklift safety is of great importance every day, but during the month of June we are giving extra attention to the topic of forklift safety. Safety is our number one priority, and it is one of our core values at The Shippers Group.   

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Topics: News Room, Safety, Core Values

The Shippers Group Highlights the Importance of Staying Hydrated

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 23, 2021

Our bodies are comprised mostly of water and maintaining the proper balance of water is important for our systems to function properly. Staying properly hydrated is important. Warehouse associates should ensure they are consuming enough water to maintain the proper balance of water and electrolytes in their bodies, especially during the hot summer months. 

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Topics: News Room, Safety, Core Values