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Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse

As the deep freeze of winter sets in, drivers on the highway think a lot about staying safe (and moving) on the roads. In the average warehouse, forklift operators need to be similarly aware.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) found that thousands of forklift operators are injured or even killed each year in forklift accidents. Further, organizations are mandated to maintain training levels for workers in an effort to avoid forklift-related disasters.

Purchasing.com has compiled a comprehensive list that both explores the problem and offers tips for better safety. Take a look — and let us know if your warehouse has protocols in place to avoid problems.

— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN Circle me on Google+ Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn page Friend me on Facebook

5 comments on “Forklift Safety Critical in the Winter Warehouse

  1. Ariella
    January 9, 2015

    I wonder if anyone has looked into the technology from SeeingMachines for forklifts. It is currently in use for trucks and mining vehicle. It uses cameras to sense when drivers become distracted or drowsy. Alerting them to that cuts back on a lot of accidents.

  2. FLYINGSCOT
    January 9, 2015

    I had not really thought much about forklift safety and was rather shocked when I read these statistics.  I can now understand why they are trying to raise awareness.

  3. Susan Fourtané
    January 9, 2015

    Flayingscot, 

    I believe not many people have really thought much about forklift safety. Sometimes one needs a reminder, just like this one.

    -Susan 

  4. chndvivek
    January 19, 2015

    nice infograph

  5. Hailey Lynne McKeefry
    January 19, 2015

    @chndvivek, thanks! I thought it made a bunch of excellent points I hand't previously considered.

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