Forklift Safety

I was sitting here thinking about Thanksgiving and the Christmas season coming up and it made me realize that there will be people not able to be with us because forklift accidents in business places. Every year, OSHA states that there are over 90,000 forklift incidents, with around 100 of those fatalities, many of those preventable with proper safety precautions. That is a staggering statistic to me….90,000 is a large number!!!! Add to that 100 persons lives lost because of being unsafe and that is absolutely mind blowing. So how can we prevent them?? Well I think #1 has to be using common sense and safe practices. Chances are if it looks unsafe it probably is and should be avoided at all costs! Operators should be trained on every piece of equipment they operate. This training should be updated every three years. When using aerial equipment all safety harnesses should be intact, in use and inspected every time aerial equipment is used. I want us all to enjoy this holiday season so please be safe out there! Remember if you see an unsafe act in a workplace report it to your safety engineer, plant manager or immediate supervisor! If you or your company is interested in operator training give us a call @ 1-800-752-1882 or visit us online @ http://www.forkliftsystems.com 

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