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Forklift Operators: Defenders of Pedestrian Safety in the Workplace

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pedestrians forklift blurred warehouse rackingForklift 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

4 Areas To Improve Forklift and Pedestrian Safety

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toyota forklift and a pedestrianForklift training is an OSHA requirement, but the importance of training pedestrians is too often overlooked. Forklift and pedestrian safety must be given the same regard.

“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 Everyone Safe Around Forklift Trucks

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pedestrian near forklift in warehouse safetyKeeping 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

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Toyota|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Forklift Hazards, Drivers and Pedestrians

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forklifts in warehouseIn 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

By | March 11th, 2015|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Warehouse|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Infographic: Forklifts and Pedestrians

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forklifts and pedestrians dont mixThere 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.

You can read some of our previous posts involving forklifts and pedestrians through this link.

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By | December 31st, 2013|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Warehouse|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Forklifts and Pedestrians

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forklift near pedestriansThere 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

By | September 17th, 2013|Categories: Forklift, Safety, Service|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Forklifts and Pedestrian Safety: Floor Conditions

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dangerzone-video-300x258There 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

By | June 11th, 2013|Categories: Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Forklift Safety Training: Spotlight on Pedestrians

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toyota-wizzing-by-in-warehouse-225x300Recently 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

By | May 30th, 2013|Categories: Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pedestrians and the Loading Dock

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dark loading dockLoading docks are a real hazard. They tend to be very busy and congested. It may take as many as 24 forklift trips in and out of a trailer to complete a job. Remember conditions change very quickly in this environment, take extra care when passing through the area. Continue reading

By | February 26th, 2013|Categories: Safety, Warehouse|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pedestrian: And The Back End Swing

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Pedestrian in walkwayIn order to maneuver in tight places forklifts are designed so that the back wheels do the steering.  The pedestrian may seem a safe distance from the lift truck, but as the forklift makes a turn the back end swings striking the on coming pedestrian. Continue reading

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By | January 10th, 2013|Categories: Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , |0 Comments