June 10th is Forklift Safety Day. Yes, lately it seems like every day is something-day: "Take Your Pet To Work Day", "Talk Like A Pirate Day", "Bacon Day", and yes, these are real quasi-holidays. Forklift Safety Day, however, is not some fun, tongue-in-cheek goofy day. According to OSHA statistics, forklifts are involved in 96,785 accidents per year. Of those, 61,800 are considered not serious, 34,900 are serious, and 85 are fatal. Whichever group you're in, forklift safety is something to keep in mind every day.
Regardless of the forklift being used and what it's being used for, there are three factors common to its safe operation:
Of course, not all forklifts are the same. Some have seats while others are stand-up models. There even light-duty walk-behind models. Whichever one you use, here are some bonus safety tips to help keep your work area safe:
June 10th is Forklift Safety Day, but that isn't the only time you should think about forklift safety. Any day that you are around forklifts should be considered Forklift Safety Day!
To do your part for safety, contact us for equipment maintenance, training materials, and for answers to other questions you may have!
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