Forklift Safety : Logic Staffing

Forklift Safety

Did You Know?

  • 110,000 forklift accidents occur each year
  • 80% of forklift accidents involve a pedestrian
  • 46% of forklift accidents occur in the manufacturing industry

So, How Can You Stay Safe at Work?

  • Be aware of forklift traffic areas, avoid them if possible, and keep a sharp eye out when you walking in a forklift traffic area.
  • Be ready to move quickly if you hear a warning horn or backup signal.
  • Never listen to an iPod® or other audio devices requiring ear pieces when you are walking in a forklift-traffic area.
  • Move out of the way quickly if you observe a forklift that looks unstable or is not operating in a safe manner.
  • Never operate a forklift without training
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Report any equipment issues immediately
  • Ensure you load is secure and centered; never exceed 5 MPH
  • Always wear a seat belt when operating a sit-down forklift. No exceptions!

Remember, if you ever feel as though you are unsafe at work, or if you see someone operating in an unsafe manner, it is your duty to report it! You can always contact a Logic Staffing employee to voice your concerns, we are here to help! Visit our Contact Us page for more information.