Top Forklift Safety Violations

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2 min read Forklift violations can be dangerous to workers, and lead to costly OSHA citations. Listen for some of the top forklift safety violations, and how to avoid them. Lack of operator training is the most cited forklift violation. Once trained, a worker should be evaluated every three years. Operators should inspect these powered industrial trucks before every use. They must avoid driving too fast, or with an elevated load. Loading docks are especially dangerous, and in …

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Forklift Safety Tips

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3 min read Forklift safety starts when the driver understands a forklift is not a car. Many of the basic safety rules apply, such as driving on the right and watching for pedestrians to avoid struck-by accidents. Avoiding distractions such as cell phones and texting is important too. Forklifts differ from highway vehicles in many ways. Their rear wheels do the steering. To balance loads, their center of gravity is different. And they can’t stop fast because they …

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