90% of the Industrial Trucks that are in service have been involved with some sort of accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), approximately 70% of all forklift incidents in the United States could have been avoided with proper safety training and policy. There are approximately 260 forklift accidents reported in the United States every day, and companies that are not OSHA compliant can face fines ranging from $7,000 to $70,000. OSHA requires that all forklift operators must be trained, making the employer responsible for training, documentation and keeping record of the training. It is also required that all training must be site and equipment specific incorporating the company’s specific rules and regulations.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health OSHA, approximately 70 percent of all forklift incidents in the United States could be avoided with proper safety training and policy. – Industrial Truck Association
The benefits of proper training include knowledgeable drivers, reduction in downtime, reducing material damage and personal injury, with avoidance of OSHA fines. In addition, your company may benefit from lower BWC rates and insurance costs, and a reduction in liability and litigation costs.
Industrial Safe Site is here to help companies ensure that they follow the steps needed to be compliant with OSHA. Our Powered Industrial Truck training is available at the customer site using their equipment and facility to create a realistic working environment for the operator. We pride ourselves in our personalized attention to each and every operator, flexible hours and outstanding customer service that sets us apart from the competition.
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