Yale Offers Safety Guide

Yale Materials Handling Corp., a manufacturer of lift trucks in the Americas, has published a comprehensive study of accidents in the workplace for the material handling industry. The "Forklift/Pedestrian Accidents -- Cause and Prevention" resource guide offers the lift truck manufacturing industry new findings and statistics on pedestrian safety in the warehouse and lift truck operation area, and recommendations for a safer workplace.

"We take our position as a market leader seriously," said Don Chance, president of Yale Materials Handling Corp. "We are always conscientious about operator and owner safety. This new guide takes us even further, providing a resource for anyone using lift trucks in their business and offering guidelines to reduce the risk of pedestrian and lift truck accidents."

The Yale "Forklift/Pedestrian Accidents – Cause and Prevention" guide offers:

• Study data on pedestrian/forklift accidents conducted by Yale and independent organizations;

• Causes of lift truck/pedestrian accidents;

• General guidelines on operator and pedestrian training, and separation of lift truck and pedestrian traffic;

• Workplace rules for pedestrian safety;

• Guide to optional audible and visible alarms, including considerations in determining which is appropriate for specific uses, and their effectiveness overall;

• Other considerations for lift truck owners and operators;

• Resources for detailed information on pedestrian/lift truck safety.

For a free copy of the "Forklift/Pedestrian Accidents -- Cause and Prevention" resource guide, contact Peter Setaro, Princeton Partners at 609-452-8500 or [email protected]

Yale markets a full line of products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel-powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale offers comprehensive Fleet Management services, as well as Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 pounds.

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