Forklifts play an essential role in warehouses, retail outlets, and other business throughout the United States. More than 1,000,000 forklifts are in operation, shuttling inventory while helping employees stay productive, efficient, and organized.
Despite their reputation for improving efficiency, forklift-related citations are routinely among OSHA’s top 10 violations each year. The agency estimates 110,000 accidents involving forklifts occur yearly, and those accidents cost businesses an estimated $135 million.
What can employers do to keep workers safe? Here are five tips for improving forklift safety in facilities of any size.