Powered industrial truck accidents cause approximately 100 fatalities and 36,340 serious injuries in general industry and construction annually.
It is estimated that 20-25% of the accidents are at least in part, caused by inadequate training.
Forklift operator authorization training and certification (re-certification every 2 years). Our certified trainers can provide and help your company comply with the specific training requirements and safe operating procedures that are outlined in the OSHA Powered Industrial Truck regulation
Non-compliance can result in costly OSHA fines; poorly trained operators may result in higher maintenance costs. Not to mention workers compensation claims, costly litigation, lost wages, medical bills product damage just to name a few!
You Can Avoid Becoming a Statistic
If you’ll just take the time to review forklift hazards and how to avoid them. Try to keep them in mind each and every time you prepare to use a forklift. ipping over and losing part of a load are the most common causes of forklift-related injuries. Some factors you need to consider include:
The capacity of the forklift – can it handle the size and weight of your load?
Any odd characteristics of the load – is it top heavy, cylindrical or awkward?
The condition of the forklift – are the forks damaged or is there some other problem that could cause an accident?
Where you are and where you are going with the load – are there any obstacles, bumps, ramps, people, cross aisles or narrow passageways to consider?