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Shoppa’s Supports Forklift Safety
The Industrial Truck Association is sponsoring its 5th annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 12, 2018. OSHA’s statistics concerning forklift accidents and fatalities are troubling, and Shoppa’s and Toyota are strong supporters of initiatives to promote awareness of safe forklift operating procedures. There are many steps everyone from owners down to employees can take to make the workplace safer. Safety should be everybody’s top concern – everybody wants to go home after their shift.
In an effort to reduce the hazards associated with forklifts, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is sponsoring the first annual National Forklift Safety Day today, June 10th, in Washington DC.
The event will bring together manufacturers, customers, policymakers and the Administration, providing an opportunity for the industry to educate and inform all parties of best practices to ensure the safest work environments in the future.
Accidents that occur in the workplace are something that constantly plagues the minds of warehouse workers and CEO’s alike. A major accident can create a ripple effect that travels throughout every level of a company. The cost of a single accident can be mind boggling, so often we get asked what are a couple of components which can help implement to reduce the risk of accidents taking place.
At any distribution center, lift trucks are essential to daily operations. However, they are only as safe and productive as their operators. So how can you ensure your drivers are competent to safely operate a forklift? What sort of training should you provide?
When you work in an industry that involves storing and transporting thousands upon thousands of pounds of products, the risk of personal injury looms over your head like an ominous rain cloud. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average for all industries.