No-Cost Forklift Safety Consultation for NFSD
Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to participate in National Forklift Safety Day this June 11. Founded and sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ICA) NFSD promotes and brings awareness to the importance of keeping safety in all operations as the number one prerogative.
As all companies commit to an atmosphere of safety and proper training, we’ve seen the incidents of forklift accidents and deaths decline. Sadly, however, there are still nearly 20,000 workers injured and 100 killed every year in forklift accidents. These accidents are, for the most part, entirely preventable and are caused by improper training, lack of information and just plain carelessness.
It’s not enough to show your operators a video and expect them to be aware of all the various ways things can – and do – go wrong with forklifts. By taking the necessary steps to ensure your company’s compliance with OSHA forklift safety regulations – and then following up with other actions as deemed necessary, you’ll further your company’s goals of sending everyone home after their shift every day and demonstrating a commitment to safety.
Toyota is known for having a tradition of safety innovation in both the design and features of its forklifts, but also in the company’s culture. As part of NFSD, Shoppa’s, along with other Toyota forklift dealers, will offer no-cost forklift safety consultations for our customers on an appointment basis. Please contact us to take advantage of this offer.
Shoppa’s also offers year-round OSHA-compliant training in forklift operations. OSHA regulations specify:
1. Experienced and Trained Operators are the only ones who can supervise and evaluate amateur operators.
2. Evaluation can only occur in a safe environment.
3. Training should consist of formal instruction, practical training, and an evaluation.
4. Training Content should include:
- Operating instructions, warnings, and precautions
- Forklift controls and instrumentation
- Engine or motor operation
- Proper steering and maneuvering
- Visibility and associated hazards
- Fork and attachment adaptation, operation, and use
- Vehicle capacity and stability
- Inspections and maintenance
- Operating limitations
- Safe operation, load management, stacking and unstacking, pedestrian safety, narrow aisle operation, working on sloped surfaces, and other hazardous conditions
5. Complete Refresher Training (Recertification) Every Three Years, or if:
- The operator is involved in an accident
- The operator fails their evaluation
- The operator’s responsibilities change
Contact Shoppa’s today to learn more about our free forklift safety consultation or to register for OSHA-compliant forklift safety training and certification.