Stay Safe in a Falling Forklift by wearing a seatbelt worker bucking seatbelt

How to Stay Safe in a Falling Forklift

The warehouse forklift operator, Barry, was a veteran driver of 20 years. He’d spent his career driving forklifts and other mobile equipment in a warehouse setting. Barry had an excellent safety record and almost always took the proper safety precautions. He’d even provided forklift certification training for new hires from time to time. Despite all…

OSHA Proposes Rule to Update Forklift Standard

OSHA Proposes Rule to Update Forklift Standard

OSHA NEWS In February 2022, OSHA proposed updating the powered industrial truck’s standard. The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to improve worker safety and health by ensuring the agency’s general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology. This…

forklift caution sign to warn pedestrians

Proximity Alert Systems and Forklift Safety

Warehouse safety is a high priority for business owners and operators. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a worker died every 111 minutes from a work-related injury in 2020. Of those, 30% were transportation-related. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented by installing a proximity alert system, such as HIT-NOT. These alert systems…