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  • Articles of Interest

  • Trouble in Paradise

    Trouble in Paradise delves into why safety in Canada & USA seems to reflect a completely different philosophy than safety (or the lack thereof) does in other countries.

  • The Lesser of Two Evils

    The Lesser of Two Evils covers forklift operators dismounting the equipment without lowering the forks completely and an OSHA letter of interpretation surrounding that issue.

  • Documentation Equals Existence

    Documentation Equals Existence covers the importance of documenting the training and certification process for powered mobile equipment operator training.

  • Mythbusting in the Forklift World

    An article about common misconceptions of what is required and what is not in regards to the safe use of forklifts in the US and Canada.

  • Assume Nothing

    An article with helpful tips for mobile equipment operator instructors relating to experienced trainees and to assume nothing of their level of competence.

  • Counterbalanced & Rough Terrain Vertical Mast Forklifts – One and the Same (Mostly)

    Although the conventional types of counterbalanced forklifts fall into different ITA classifications than the rough terrain vertical mast, did you know that if you are an IVES Certified Trainer on the conventional units you also have the knowledge and ability to train operators of RTVM units?

  • Lifting People and Expectations

    Lifting People and Expectations covers everything you need to know to safety use forklifts to elevate personnel and the rules and regulations covering it.

  • Forklift Operator Training – Think Local

    Forklift Operator Training - Think Local covers the requirement of site and equipment specific forklift training and how to achieve regulatory compliance.

  • No Weak Links

    No Weak Links is an article addressing the importance of training Supervisors of forklift operators so that they can ensure their operators are working safely.

  • Are Your Forklift Operators Fully Trained?

    Are Your Forklift Operators Fully Trained? is an article that covers using the requirement of using fall protection on order picker forklifts.