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FEB 23, 2021 – Pierre Laudenberg Interview Published in Safety Compliance Alert by Merriell Moyer : EQUIP SAFETY TAKES A TRAINED EYE
FEB 22, 2021 – lift Auditors Article Published in Material Handling Network Magazine : 2021 OSHA FORKLIFT SAFETY REGULATION UPDATES
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.
A Planned Maintenance program is crucial to cost savings and ensuring that equipment stays in a Safe and Operational condition. Unfortunately, with less skilled and less experienced technicians, and Service Companies focusing on revenue generating repairs rather than conducting required maintenance, a thorough, complete, and detailed Preventive Maintenance Audit inspection is often neglected.