It shouldn’t come as any surprise that a forklift is a dangerous piece of machinery. There are some pretty grim accident statistics to back up that notion. In reality, forklifts account for only 1% of all warehouse or factory accidents. But the accidents tend to be more serious than others, accounting for 10% of all physical injuries in those workplaces.
Here are five accident statistics that should cause you to exercise extreme caution when operating a forklift:
There are a number of reasons why forklifts can be such a workplace hazard.
Forklift operators are required to be trained according to employer and OSHA standards. While keeping employees safe is certainly the No. 1 focus, it’s also important to keep your infrastructure protected as well.
McCue provides innovative products that safeguard your business against the damage caused by forklift accidents. Not all accidents are serious, but many of the smallest bumps and scrapes can cause significant harm to walls, pallet racks, doors and other areas of your warehouse.
Looking for a simple way to reduce forklift accidents? Keep forklifts and other heavy equipment away from your employees. Our modular Pedestrian Barrier can surround any space, regardless of size. It will completely shield areas you designate from collisions and place pedestrians out of harm’s way.
Made from zinc-plated steel and HDPE, the barrier’s rails absorb impacts and direct energy into the concrete. It’s easy to install and lasts for years. It’s the most advanced barrier system of its kind.
Our Pedestrian Barrier is just one of many products designed to absorb and deflect impact from forklifts and other heavy machinery. Whether it’s crash barriers, bollards or rack protection, we have you covered.
The MHEDA Journal: http://www.themhedajournal.org/2013/03/06/facts-about-forklifts/
Occupational Health and Safety Administration: https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=13456
Industrial Truck Association: http://www.indtrk.org/training
Daily Journal of Commerce: http://www.djc.com/news/co/11176945.html
U.S. Forklift Certification: http://www.usforkliftcertification.com/Forklift_Certification/how-fast-do-forklifts-go/
Occupational Health and Safety Administration: https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/pit/pit_q-a.html
Did you know that there are 23,000 on the job injuries every day, in the United States alone? Or that damage from forklift collisions often requires multiple, expensive repairs?
Download this guide to learn about ways to prevent these incidents and the consequences of failing to act.