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Mar

Safety Up! On Lifting Techniques

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Working on a farm isn’t child’s play, as people can get seriously injured or even die in severe cases. Think of all the pulling, hoisting, shoveling, bending, loading and lifting that are involved on a daily basis on a farm. The strain and stress that manual labour can place on the human body should not be underestimated, as many labourers complain of debilitating back problems, muscles sprains and torn ligaments that require months—if not years—of painful rehabilitation and surgeries. The sad truth is estimates suggest that a large percentage of back injuries on farms are caused by improper lifting techniques, and nearly a third of all worker’s compensation claims are based on back injuries. There’s good news, however, as planning ahead can save a lot of heartache; the key to this is to properly train yourself on how to do the job well before you even do it. Identifying hazards…

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11
Apr

Common Problems With Used Trucks

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Used trucks can be an economical solution to your business needs, but there are some common problems that used trucks can present that you should know about if you’re buying a truck from an unreliable source. Understanding these common issues will prevent costly repairs, enhance the safety of drivers, and help you know what to do to avoid any disruption to your work. Physical Issues It’s important to understand what to look for when purchasing a used truck. Obtaining any and all maintenance records from a truck’s previous owner will provide you with the information you need to address common problems. Rusting underneath a roof will be indicated by raised spots. Additionally, the bottoms of the truck’s doors can develop rusting and should be assessed thoroughly. The truck’s tires can also be examined to determine if any brake fluid leakage has occurred, or if there is wear to the tire’s…

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