JIT is proud to offer forklift safety resources for you to utilize to encourage forklift safety at your facility. We support National Forklift Safety Day - this year National Forklift Safety Day is June 12th.
Properly trained operators are absolutely critical for forklift safety. If you're looking to improve safety at your facility, this is where you should start. If your operators are not properly trained specifically for the equipment they operate, it is only a matter of time before something goes wrong. Training is also required by OSHA. JIT offers forklift training that will help you ensure forklift safety.
For more information on our forklift training, please visit our Forklift Training Page.
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA offers no-cost on-site consultations to help improve your workplace's safety.
From their website:
"This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections.
The consultation is confidential and will not be reported routinely to the OSHA inspection staff. No citations or penalties will be issued and your only obligation is to correct serious job safety and health hazards--a commitment which you are expected to make prior to the actual visit and carry out in a timely manner."
Find out at https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/consult.html.
OSHA offers online safety e-tools specific to different material handling industries:
Preventing Injuries and Deaths of Workers Who Operate or Work Near Forklifts - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Powered Industrial Trucks Resources - Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
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