Almost 100,000 accidents happen each year around forklifts. While even one injury or incident resulting from the misuse of forklifts is too many, there are tools and methods that can help create a safe environment and help avoid future occurrences. Some contributing factors to watch out for in helping to prevent accidents are workspace layout and design, inadequate training and improper maintenance. It’s essential to incorporate the right safety techniques in these key areas.
How to prevent forklift accidents in NY? To mitigate the risk of costly and tragic accidents, employers must address the training of both operators and pedestrians working in a forklift traffic area, and address human factors and risky behavior including distracted driving, driving with an elevated load, distracted walking and working in forklift areas, unauthorized rider, poorly stacked loads, and poor work practices in areas with high foot traffic and frequent forklift activity.
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