Today’s lesson learned from the Wile E. Coyote school of safety where they constantly defy the laws of physics, perverse the rules of nature and live in animated immortality. But in our world, the earth sucks as gravity still wins.
LESSON 3 – Weight Limits. Each of you has a limit on how much weight you can lift, carry or hold safely. Machines and equipment are very much the same way in that respect. When they are built at the factory, under the specifications made by the designing engineers, they can easily move or lift the weight they were designed to handle. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with those limits so you use the right equipment for the job so it’s done quickly and safely.
This applies to everything from forklifts (try to pick up something over the weight rating and you will tip over) to motorized pallet jacks and tugs. It also applies to trucks, (too much weight on an axle will get you red-tagged at the state scale because it’s dangerous). An overweight truck is harder to stop and very unstable and harder to control on the road. Even the steel racking in your warehouse has weight limits that you must observe and should have posted so everyone can stay safe and not worry about falling racks. So as you see it’s just not just fashionable to worry about being overweight but healthy for you on many levels.