Forklift operators have two critical jobs to account for in addition to their daily tasks: keeping themselves safe and ensuring pedestrian safety in their work environments. However, pedestrian safety might also be increased if non-operators take simple precautions when walking in areas of forklift use. Ultimately, it’s about developing a culture of communication and awareness that keeps everyone safer in any environment. Here are some ideas that you can explore to potentially make your work space safer. Continue reading
“Even if there is a forklift coming, it will stop for me. It’s not a big deal.”
Has this thought ever crossed your mind? If you visit warehouses, or other locations that rely heavily on forklift usage, you can bet someone around you has thought it. After all, we have all stepped out into a crosswalk under the assumption that an approaching car will stop for us. How different can a forklift be? Continue reading
Keeping associates safe while working around forklift trucks goes beyond simply following required safety precautions. Creating a culture of safety in your facility means that operators, pedestrians, and others who work near forklifts are committed to keeping each other safe and productive. As a manager of a facility where forklifts are in use, there are several steps that you can take to create a culture of safety. Continue reading
In the workplace, lifting and transporting heavy objects are made easier with powered industrial trucks or forklifts. However, many hazards can be identified with its use. Last year, for OSHA’s most frequently cited violations, it listed power industrial trucks at fifth place. There are approximately 100 employees killed and 95,000 who suffer from injuries every year due to forklift operations in all industries. Continue reading
There are a lot of dangers all forklift drivers have to deal with and many responsibilities. One of the most important responsibilities is working around pedestrian. In forklift versus pedestrian accidents, no one has to guess which will come out the serious loser.
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There are numerous forklift accidents weekly, many of them tragic. I’d like to spend a few posts concentrating however on the fact that lifts often operate near personnel, and the sort of attention that’s needed because of this. Special thanks to Liftow and their training guide “Danger Zone” pedestrian safety available from Toyota Lift of Minnesota. Continue reading
There are numerous forklift accidents weekly, many of them tragic. I’d like to spend a few moments concentrating however on the fact that lifts often operate near personnel, and the sort of attention that’s needed because of this. Special thanks to Liftow and their training guide “Danger Zone” pedestrian safety available from Toyota Lift of Minnesota. Continue reading
Recently there have been too many news reports of tragic accidents involving forklifts and too often they involve forklifts and pedestrians. It has been our experience that forklift safety training is not always dealt with seriously and it’s even worse when you start speaking about pedestrian safety training. Continue reading