Few workplace machines are as useful as the forklift … or as dangerous. Some 100 workers are killed, and 20,000 injured, each year in forklift-related accidents. Here are the materials you need to legally train your employees in safe forklift operation, and to keep current with the latest developments in forklift and industrial truck safety.
| Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
By Tom Reddon
Rough terrain forklifts require the right operators to handle them or it can lead to serious accidents. The workhorses are designed to handle heavy loads and operate on challenging terrain. Most rough terrain forklift accidents are caused by operator error. The right training procedures can help your employees understand how to carefully operate the equipment to prevent serious accidents. The three most common types of accidents on rough terrain are:
| Sunday, June 1st, 2014
Do your employees know how to conduct a walkaround as part of a preoperational forklift inspection?
| Friday, May 30th, 2014
Prevent deadly forklift tipover accidents by ensuring operators are properly trained to recognize hazardous situations and circumstances.
| Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Surface or ground conditions are an important part of safe powered industrial truck operation. In today’s Advisor we focus on hazardous conditions in your workplace that can lead to forklift accidents.
| Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
According to OSHA, 1 in 15 forklift-related accidents are caused by improper maintenance. A thorough preoperational inspection will identify maintenance problems before they cause an accident.
| Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
There are numerous hazards associated with forklift operations. Do your operators know what they are and how to avoid them?
| Wednesday, May 19th, 2010
Forklift accidents can happen in so many different ways that you have to anticipate all the possibilities—even the kinds of accident scenarios that common sense would dictate should never happen
| Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
OSHA estimates that 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across the country. Forklifts are not only among the most common types of motorized equipment, they are also the cause of some of the most serious workplace accidents.
| Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Yesterday, we presented the first 3 of the 5 Deadly Forklift Dangers. Today, we conclude with the last two.
| Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
OSHA estimates that 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across the United States. Each year, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents.