Forklift Safety

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, will serve as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices. National Forklift Safety Day will provide greater awareness of safe practices and in turn encourage safer behavior. Sponsored by:


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Goodyear Reaches $1.75 Million Settlement After Four Worker Deaths

Feb. 14, 2017
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) settles with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after four fatal accidents in one year.
A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.
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Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery]

Feb. 6, 2017
The series of 10, vintage inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.
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Forklift Safety

Loading Docks and the ABC’s of Industrial Safety Barriers

Feb. 6, 2017
Industrial facilities, storage warehouses and distribution centers can be dangerous places. From guarding loading docks to protecting pedestrian walkways, industrial safety barriers...
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Forklift Safety

Department of Labor Reaches Settlement with Central Transport on Defective Forklifts

Dec. 13, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor filed a complaint with OSHA to require Central Transport to remove unsafe forklifts from service.
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Figure 2 in the NTSB investigation report shoes a dislodged track panel and damage to the BNSF train. The Federal Railroad Administration is credited with the photo.
Forklift Safety

Fatality Investigation: Track Panel Slides Off Forklift, Fatally Injuring BNSF Railway Foreman

Nov. 10, 2016
A late-morning accident in May 2015 left a BNSF Railway employee dead after a track panel slid off a forklift, striking the engineering foreman. The investigation shows there ...
Forklift Safety

OSHA: Iowa Postal Distribution Center Delivering Forklift Hazards

April 13, 2016
A U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Iowa exposed workers to hazards related to unstable forklift loads and speeding forklifts.
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Forklift Safety

10 Forklift Fouls and How To Avoid Them

March 4, 2016
To help you to keep your driving level sharp, we’ve put together our list of the top 10 forklift mistakes and how you can avoid them.
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Material Handling: The Secret to Reducing Workplace Injuries and Expenses

Feb. 3, 2016
If you want to reduce workplace injuries in general, the low-hanging fruit is with musculoskeletal disorders.
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Employee Struck by Forklift at Schenectady Recycling Facility

Nov. 13, 2015
OSHA is proposing $84K in fines for Tomra NY Recycling LLC.