Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Forklift Safety - Stay in the Cage

Forklift safety, something that employers need to be concerned about on a daily basis, is not always the easiest thing to convey to your employees.  It is peoples general nature to not believe something bad can happen to them until it is to late.  So as employers, you need to find ways to impress upon your employees why safety is critical to you and to them.

Sometimes a picture is worth  a thousand words.  This video attempts to illustrate forklift tipping issues.

I found this video on youtube and thought it might be useful to share with your employees as part of your efforts to continually educate them and keep the work place safe.  I find the model in the picture that the narrator uses to explain the balance issues with a forklift to be particularly easy to understand and to realize the limitations of a forklift.

Remember, OSHA requires that you train and certify your employees every three years or when either you have and incident or change venues or equipment.  If you have questions about this, give us a call at 323-622-6000 and we will help you with this issue.