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Safe Operation of Forklifts

Posted by Kristin Bowen on May 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

bigstock-Forklift-driver-talking-with-h-84739532.jpgOSHA estimates power industrial trucks (PIT), commonly called forklifts, cause about 85 fatal accidents per year, 34,900 accidents resulting in serious injury, and 61,800 non-serious accidents.  Approximately 42% of PIT-related fatalities involve being crushed by a PIT that's tipped over; 25% involve being crushed between the vehicle and a surface.  The industries with the highest percentage of fatality claims include manufacturing (42.5%) and construction (23.8%). According to OSHA, 70% of all PIT accidents could have been avoided.  West Bend's loss prevention team put together a technical bulletin including safety tips, procedures and information on inspections.  Read, download and post it in your facility as a visual reminder!

Topics: Manufacturing, Forklift

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