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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.
Did You Know That...
- Nearly 1/4 of workplace transport injuries are the result of forklift accidents
- The ForkLift Truck Association (FLTA) reports that forklifts are one of the most dangerous aspects of workplace transport
- And report that forklifts injure 2,200 people annually, with 1,300 hospitalized with serious, or life-changing, injuries
These statistics reflect that most accidents involving forklift trucks occur in a warehousing or logistics environment. The causes include a lack of sufficient training of the operator, operator error, a lack of
knowledge about the equipment and the working environment, unsuitable premises. We’ll examine poor forklift truck maintenance and inspections.