There’s an excellent article at Forklift Action.com on forklift safety. Here’s a snippet.
“There are an estimated 855,900 active forklifts and 1.5 million forklift operators in the USA; multiply this across the globe and you begin to see the difficulty in regulating and promoting safety in such a vast and ever-changing industry.
There is no denying that forklifts have done a huge amount to also reduce injury, particularly injuries associated with heavy lifting. It would be impossible to run today’s massive warehousing and port operations without them, but forklift operation continues to hold inherent risks which need to be managed for both social and economic reasons.”
by Melissa Barnett | Keep reading at Forklift Action.com