Many industries use a forklift as part of their company workflow process whether its to transport heavy product from shelves to a loading dock or just to move product from high shelving down to ground level for procurement. There are OSHA rules and regulations that you must be in compliance with. We have training materials in multiple formats and languages, cover a wealth of General Forklift topics for all your training and safety needs, whether its refueling/recharging of forklifts, pre- and post-use inspections, or even the use of other powered industrial vehicles. These pieces of heavy machinery are both powerful and useful but have the potential to be hazardous and cause bodily injury or even death unless users are trained properly. Make sure your employees and users of these pieces of equipment are properly trained and prepared!
A forklift can be a helpful piece of machinery, but if proper safety procedures are not followed, it could be a very dangerous and fatal piece of equipment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) investigations of forklift-related deaths indicate that many workers and employers may not be aware of the risks of operating or working near forklifts and are not following the procedures set forth in OSHA standards, consensus standards, or equipment manufacturer's guidelines. Generally, reducing the risk of forklift incidents requires comprehensive worker training, systematic traffic management, a safe work environment, a safe forklift, and safe work practices.