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Forklift Safety In 2021 = People Safety
Keeping people safe in your company matters. In the warehouse this entails annual equipment audits to ensure that your equipment is fully protected, working correctly and safe to operate.
Regulations have become more stringent and 2021 faced more oversight by CalOSHA and other regulating agencies. Companies are required to track forklift contracts and check when a safety audit was last conducted. Failure to do so could have big implications for both safety and compliance efforts and likely generate penalties.
Regular Inspections & Audits Can Prevent Costly Fines
OSHA’s highest monetary penalties in fiscal year 2019 stem from a single incident or related incidents in which one or more employers are alleged to have failed to adhere to safe work practices and regulations. The following information appeared in an OSHA press release issued in Sept. 2019.
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.