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Are There Training Guides for Forklift Safety?

For warehouse professionals, keeping up-to-date with OSHA requirements regarding forklift safety is vital.  To operate a forklift, drivers must complete an OSHA-certified course, and employers must reevaluate their drivers every three years to maintain their certification.  Training guides allow forklift operators to prepare for their initial certification or refresh their knowledge before their 3-year evaluations.…

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It’s All About the Forks: Forklift Safety

Forklifts are consistently one of the most dangerous workplace hazards. In fact, OSHA ranked forklifts the 7th most cited hazard across all workplaces. OSHA estimates there is a 90% probability of a forklift being involved in a serious injury or a fatal accident.   While a number of operator or pedestrian mistakes can cause forklift accidents,…

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Qualifications for a Forklift Driver

One of the most common and in-demand jobs in any warehouse is that of a forklift driver. Forklift drivers are necessary for virtually any industry you can think of, from lumber to food processing. If you’re considering becoming a forklift driver, the following qualifications will get you on the right track.  These qualifications break down…

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4 Ultimate Forklift Safety Tips

Forklifts are notoriously one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment on a job site or in a warehouse. In fact, they are a leading cause of injury in the warehouse industry.  Operators and pedestrians alike are in danger when a forklift is not properly used. Some of the more common forklift accidents involve being…

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How to Prevent a Near Miss

A “Near Miss” Is… The phrase “near-miss” or “close call” is common for those working in and around warehouses. OSHA would define a near miss as an incident where “a worker might have been injured if the circumstances had been slightly different.”  These incidents can occur due to unsafe conditions or an employee acting unsafely.…

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Why Do We Need Forklift Safety?

Forklift accidents are one of the leading causes of accidents and fatalities in the workplace. In the past four years, 151 people in the United States died from forklift accidents, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that nearly 7,000 non-fatal accidents occur each year. Jobs involving heavy machinery, such as forklifts, are…