One of the biggest dangers in the workplace can be operating heavy machinery, specifically forklifts. According to OSHA, each year nearly 11% of forklifts will be part of some accident, resulting in about 100,000 injuries and 85 fatalities.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced yesterday to renew its alliance with the Industrial Truck Association to reduce worker injuries and fatalities when using powered industrial trucks. The alliance will focus on tip-over and struck-by hazards.
One of the biggest dangers in the workplace can be operating heavy machinery – specifically forklifts.
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts, are one of the most obvious dangers in the workplace, carrying a great deal of responsibility for those who operate this heavy machinery. Very recently, there was a building collapse caused by misuse of equipment right here in Philadelphia. With the proper training and certifications, we hope to decrease incidents like this and ensure that every worker makes it home safely every single day.