Forklift overturn accidents remain one of the most dangerous kinds of forklift accidents; they account for roughly 25% of all forklift accident deaths. However, nearly all forklift accidents are preventable. Learn more about safe forklift operations and the importance of proper visibility.
Here’s how forklift accidents can be prevented:
1. Train employees about forklift operating procedures and OSHA regulations.
2. Be sure that safety procedures and protocols are followed.
3. Ensure that forklift operators have completed mandatory OSHA training and refresher training.
4. Assign a safety manager or competent person.
5. Follow forklift manufacturer operating guidelines.
Properly training employees is one of the most important ways to prevent forklift accidents. However, some employers fail to provide proper training.
Whether in an industrial or factory setting or on a construction site, forklifts must be used properly and carefully. Especially when dangerous equipment like forklifts are used, it’s up to employers to provide a reasonably safe working environment.
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