Mousetrap deaths are now the top workplace killer, and the easiest way to avoid them is to always wear your seatbelt while operating a forklift. OSHA confirms that tipping accidents are the leading cause of fatal accidents in the workplace. In most fatal forklift accidents, the operator is “mousetrapped’ between the ground and the lift truck while trying to flee the tipping vehicle. Remember, if your lift truck should begin to tip, hold on with both hands, brace yourself with your legs and lean away from the direction you are tipping.
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Make sure your workers always wear an operator restraint or seatbelt at all times – challenge those who do not.
Invest in driver training – and refresher courses – ensuring a safer workplace.