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Fork Lift Safety Awareness Powered Industrial Truck Operation Training. Fork Lift Accidents. OSHA estimates that there are 680,400 accidents each year Approximately 90,000 employees suffer some type of injury. Fork Lift Accidents. losses affect employees physical suffering

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fork lift accidents
Fork Lift Accidents
  • OSHA estimates that there are 680,400 accidents each year
  • Approximately 90,000 employees suffer some type of injury
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Fork Lift Accidents
  • losses affect employees
    • physical suffering
    • mental suffering
benefits of fork lifts
Benefits of Fork lifts
  • Assist in the movement of materials
  • Reduce employee injuries
fork lift operating environments
Fork Lift operating environments
  • Pedestrians
  • Blind spots
  • Indoors/Outdoors
  • Narrow aisles
  • Building columns
  • Operate 24 hours per day
  • Turning radius
fork lift and pedestrians
Fork Lift and Pedestrians
  • Pedestrians contribute to accidents
  • Pedestrians do not understand stopping distances
  • Pedestrians tried to “beat” a lift truck
methods used to reduce fork lift accidents
Methods used to reduce Fork Lift Accidents
  • Training of drivers
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Areas of operation
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Fork Lift Accidents

Losses affect all employers

  • damage to equipment
  • damage to materials
  • lost productivity
powered industrial truck accidents 1985 1990
Powered Industrial Truck Accidents 1985-1990
  • 680,400 Forklift Accidents
  • 90,000 employees injured
  • 100 deaths

Source: Powered industrial truck accidents report through OSHA’s “First report of serious accidents” 1985-1990

what causes lift truck accidents in

Ran off loading dock

Elevated employee on lift

Struck by falling load

Struck by powered fork lift

Tip over of fork lift

What Causes Lift Truck Accidents?(in %)
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Faulty powered lift

Employees overcome by fumes

Fork lift struck material

Lost control of the fork lift

Improper maintenance procedures

What Causes Lift Truck Accidents?(in %)
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What Causes Lift Truck Accidents?(in %)

Electrocutions

Improper use of fork lift

Employee fell from fork lift

Unloading unchocked trailer