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FEB 22, 2021 – lift Auditors Article Published in Material Handling Network Magazine : 2021 OSHA FORKLIFT SAFETY REGULATION UPDATES
We wanted to share this important new information with you.
According to the Department of Labor, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) plans to issue a pair of proposals in the new year to update its forklift and walking-working surfaces rules.
Powered industrial trucks - forklifts or lift trucks - are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. The helpful machine moves, lifts, lowers, or removes large objects or many smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers.
But did you know that more than one in ten forklifts is involved in an accident yearly? There are a variety of hazards commonly associated with forklifts, depending on the vehicle type and the workplace environment. Recent studies report that 95,000 employees are injured every year while operating forklifts while an average of 100 employees are fatally injured annually. Equipment maintenance or lack thereof plays big in these statistics.