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Merry Christmas from Forklift University

forklift training gift certificateFrom all of us at Forklift University, we would like to wish you and your family all the best for this holiday season. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to everyone that operates a forklift!
Please have a safe and wonderful 2018!

Look for our year in review blog post around New Years 2018.

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OSHA Violation California Apparel Mart

osha violation ca apparel martOSHA Aerial Lift Safety Violation

Apparel Mart in Los Angeles

Once again I came across an aerial platform, aerial boom lift, operator that does not have the proper safety device and is in violation of the National and CAL OSHA regulations for aerial equipment. While we can have a logical debate about scissor lifts, there is no debate when it comes to aerial boom lifts. Operators must have a full body harness and be attached to the lift while operating these devices.

This picture was at the California Apparel Mart in Downtown Los Angeles, #DTLA #ForkliftUniversity, but it is repeated in every state and city that I have visited over the last 10 years.

The simple reason why an operator of an aerial boom lift requires a harness is that there is a greater danger of bounce out because of the catapulting effect of the device. While a scissor lift has tip over dangers, bucket trucks and boom lifts are elevated on an extending arm that creates a bouncing effect that can throw an operator out of the safety basket.

If you operators are not using their harnesses, or they need proper training on the use of a lift or the inspection or wearing of a full body harness, please contact Forklift University at 888-674-9992. You can also take an online version of the safety class at our site and even purchase MADE IN USA harnesses online at www.ForkliftUniversity.com

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Forklift Customers at Forklift Customers

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It is always great to see our Forklift University customers when we are not at their locations, if your company grows and prospers that is great for our economy. If your forklift training and operations help you to achieve that growth even better. But as a trainer for Forklift University I travel the USA and now and again I will see products from customers I have trained in locations that you don’t expect them.

On my trip to Death Valley, I went into the gift shot at the OASIS resort in Death Valley and came across souvenir items from one of our customers in Prescott Arizona.

Orion Photo Industries makes the wood pocket knives and other souvenir items most of us have seen in gift shops around the world. But this time, while training one customer, I get to see another customers products proudly displayed!

For more information on forklift training at your facility contact Forklift University today at 888-674-9992

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Forklift University is on WAZE

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If you are searching for our locations, you can now find forklift training on WAZE the cool map program that helps you find where you gotta go, watch out for cops or divert you around traffic.

Forklift University Arizona and Forklift University Nevada now have their locations on this cool map app and if you sign up for an online class, you can use Sales110 as a discount code to save 10% on your online forklift, aerial lift, boom lift or tugger class.

For only, 49.95 you can sign up for our online OSHA certification classes and print your temporary license immediately:

All our classes are OSHA Compliant and take about an hour to complete, they can be used anywhere in the USA and are good for 3 years. You will still need to have your employer evaluate you on the equipment you are operating, but the formal training requirement will be met.

Forklift Certification by Forklift UniversityAll students receive a hard plastic forklift license at no extra charge with your photo and license information printed on the front to ensure acceptance anywhere.

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Forklift Training in Death Valley

forklift safety death valleyForklift Training in Death Valley California. As a California native this is one place I never thought I would be interested in going to, yet alone do forklift training!

But we had the opportunity to do a forklift, aerial lift and rough terrain train the trainer class at Xanterra Resorts in Death Valley and help them with their new site forklift safety policies.

Forklift training in the desert is common for Forklift University since we have locations in Phoenix and Las Vegas, but Death Valley was different. The location is over 200 feet below sea level and it can get as hot as 130 degrees in the summer months. But this time of year, it was beautiful, relaxing and a great environment for forklift safety training. forklift safety with trash bins

We identified many potential hazards, including blind interactions where guests can pop out in your pathunexpectedly and we made adjustments to the handling of trash bins to make sure they do not fall off forks or have a tip over when lifting.  To my great surprise, the head of Engineering was in charge of site safety and he already had put in place many safety procedures to keep guests and employees safe in many aspects of the facility.

If you run a resort anywhere in the USA and need forklift training, Forklift University has the experience and understanding of your business to help you build a great forklift safety program. We work with many resorts, Indian Reservations and Casinos that trust us to provide quality training they can pass on to their forklift operators. Contact us directly at 888-674-9992 for more information or to schedule training.

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Forklift Training Gift Certificate

forklift training gift certificateThe holiday season is upon us and gift giving is in full swing. While many gifts are temporary, a gift of training is something that will last a life time and even change someones life.

If you have a special someone in your lift that wants a new career, or is looking for a better future, why not get them a forklift training gift certificate this season?

Forklift training only takes about a day in most cases, it leads to better jobs and better pay, and it is perfect for anyone that wants to work independently and have great responsibility.

Forklift operators are needed in many different industries from manufacturing and distribution to construction. They are used in car dealerships, in small warehouses and even at the local airport. While there are many different types of forklifts, the forklift training at Forklift University focuses on the main type, a warehouse size sit down forklift. This is the most common lift and is a great entry level job.

While driving a forklift seems pretty simple, proper training is required by OSHA standards and new operators should have training to prevent your loved one becoming one of the many fatality statistics that happen each year from improper or inadequate training.

Forklift University has been training forklift operators for nearly 15 years and we have an AAA rating with the BBB and a superior reputation in the industry. Our training programs are used in High Schools and colleges around the country including Clark County Schools, Maricopa Colleges, New Mexico State University and Huntsville Schools in Texas.

To give the gift of training to your loved one, please visit www.ForkliftUniversity.com or call us directly at 888-674-9992 and we will explain the benefits and costs associated with our hands on driving school, forklift training is much less than CDL or Heavy Equipment training and can lead to a good paying job sooner and in any part of the country.

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Forklift Training in Ontario, CA

Forklift Training in Ontario CAWhat do manufacturing and distribution companies in Ontario California have in common?

YES, Forklifts and Forklift Jobs!

Ontario California is a diverse city with many residential areas, parks and even kids sports. But Ontario is also a large manufacturing and warehouse area. As a part of the Inland Empire, this area is home to companies like Hyundai, Toyota, Amazon, Gate Beverage Distribution, McCain Foods, and many other large and small organizations.

Each of these companies employ many forklift operators and these forklift operators need a forklift certification, based on the OSHA guideline 1910.178. Forklift operators must be formally trained and evaluated on the lift they operate at the facility they are working. This requirement has been in effect since 1998 and failure to comply can cost a company $12,000 in fines just to start.

So how to employers prevent these fines?

Forklift training is the key, but not just any forklift training. There are many quick and cheep options for companies when it comes to forklift training, but just because you got past the $12,000 in having non-licensed forklift operators, does not mean that even higher fines could be could not be accessed if you have an accident and your operators received inadequate training.

YES, that is correct. Even if you have your operators watch a video and take a simple test you could still be in jeopardy at even a higher level. You see, companies not only need to train and discuss OSHA safety rules, there needs to be discussion and precautions directed at your specific facility and equipment. Failure to address local site safety issues or failure to train and evaluate your operators at your site on the equipment they are using can lead to stiffer penalties especially if someone gets hurt or killed.

Many companies use home store bought forklift training systems like JJ Keller and other off brands to perform their forklift training. And while they are technically compliant, they do not address site specific hazards and can be so generic that there really is no value to the operators. In addition, these materials are expensive and require you to purchase additional books, tests and licenses as you do your training.

Since 2005, Forklift University has been providing companies with a better quality product. The Forklift University Train the Trainer program is designed to help you build a company specific forklift safety program with site specific training and a safety walk through with your qualified person. The program is full of forklift specific videos, training materials and supporting documentation that is more complete than any other program on the market.

Trainers not only receive instructor manuals and videos, but they have 24/7 access to al the material on line and when there are updates or additions, these are made available to your trainers at no additional cost. All the materials are in MS Word and designed to be modified with site specific training information. Job Hazard Analysis is also part of the program, helping you to build safety programs for your forklift or aerial lift operations.

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The Train the Trainer class is a full day class, held at your facility and designed to help supervisors, managers or experienced forklift operators develop and teach forklift safety to your operators. Our instructor has over 15 years experience in forklift safety training and has developed safety programs for companies like Hoover Dam, Qantas Airlines, SEL Electronics, The City and Port of Los Angeles, McCain Foods, Hussman, 4 Wall Entertainment, Compton Adult School, Clark County School District, Huntsville Tx. School District, IATSE Union, Teamsters Union, New Mexico State University, Citrus Motors, Komatsu Forklift, City of Colton, City of Vernon, City of S. Lake Tahoe, City of Long Beach, Paramount Studios, NFL Network, Universal Studios, American Grass Liquidators, Green Coast Hydroponics, Chevron Pipeline, All Access Staging, AvJet Corporation and many more.

Forklift University is dedicated to quality forklift and aerial lift training and we will come to your site and train and evaluate your operators, or help your organization build their own in house training program. Just give us a call toll free at 888-674-9992 or visit us on the web at www.ForkliftUniversity.com for more information.

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Available Jobs in Mira Loma

Lineage Logistics is searching for Forklift Operators to join our Mira Loma, CA team. If interested, please email your resume to Karina Oktaviani at KOktaviani@lineagelogistics.com

Job Duties:

  • Completes daily forklift maintenance/check sheet
  • Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids,
    boxes, products, or materials, and transports load to designated area
  • Puts away palletized units by raising forks for placement into four or five high racks
  • Picks palletized units out of four or five high rack locations and stages for outbound shipment
  • Inventories materials and records weight, counts, and condition of frozen food items via an RF system
  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device
  • Recharges, maintains proper water levels, and cleans batteries

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of experience on stand-up forklift or reach truck
  • Minimum of H.S./GED Diploma
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends
  • Must be willing to work in cold environment (company provides all necessary gear)
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment basic math skills test
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Benefits:

Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent benefits, 401K, and Paid time off.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

About Lineage Logistics:

Lineage Logistics is the 2nd largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in the world. With one of the largest facility networks in the United States, Lineage is built to deliver sophisticated, customized and dependable solutions to the food, retail, agriculture and distribution industries nationwide. However, it is the people of Lineage Logistics that set it apart – people who are creative, dedicated to getting the job done, and absolutely committed to customer service.

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Available Jobs in Riverside

Lineage Logistics is searching for Forklift Operators to join our Riverside, CA (Hunter Park) team. If interested, please email your resume to Karina Oktaviani at KOktaviani@lineagelogistics.com

Job Duties:

  • Completes daily forklift maintenance/check sheet
  • Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids,
    boxes, products, or materials, and transports load to designated area
  • Puts away palletized units by raising forks for placement into four or five high racks
  • Picks palletized units out of four or five high rack locations and stages for outbound shipment
  • Inventories materials and records weight, counts, and condition of frozen food items via an RF system
  • Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device
  • Recharges, maintains proper water levels, and cleans batteries

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of experience on stand-up forklift or reach truck
  • Minimum of H.S./GED Diploma
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends
  • Must be willing to work in cold environment (company provides all necessary gear)
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment basic math skills test
  • Must be able and willing to complete a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Benefits:

Lineage provides safe, stable, reliable work environments, competitive pay, excellent benefits, 401K, and Paid time off.

Successful candidates will be required to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

About Lineage Logistics:

Lineage Logistics is the 2nd largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in the world. With one of the largest facility networks in the United States, Lineage is built to deliver sophisticated, customized and dependable solutions to the food, retail, agriculture and distribution industries nationwide. However, it is the people of Lineage Logistics that set it apart – people who are creative, dedicated to getting the job done, and absolutely committed to customer service.

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Dam, OSHA just cited me for forklift violations

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OSHA just cited me for forklift violations

OSHA inspections and violation notices can be more scary for businesses than IRS audits! But if you have prepared, done your training and have it all documented your company can move through the process with minimal interruption and cost.

The forklift university train the trainer class not only provides a complete and equipment specific  training for you trainers, we have materials, documentation and discussions on how to protect you company from OSHA inspections. Our materials and training discusses liability, negligence and we are here to help if you have OSHA forklift violations.

Forklift University has been training forklift operators for over 12 years across the USA including at Hoover Dam, if you are looking for the best Dam forklift training call us toll free at 888-674-9992.

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