National Safety Month: Prioritize Forklift Safety at Work

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June is National Safety Month and we’re recognizing the importance of prioritizing and discussing safety at work! Check out the topics we’ll cover each week:

  • Forklift Safety
  • Machine Safety
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

Focus on Forklift Safety

Forklift-related injuries can be catastrophic and a costly contributor to workers’ compensation costs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 70% of accidents involving forklifts can be prevented with safety measures.

National Forklift Safety Day on June 11 is a great time to raise awareness of safe operating procedures for forklifts, like wearing a seat belt, securing the load, watching where driving or using a spotter, and only operating a forklift if you’re properly trained and certified. Keep yourself and those around safe with these six tips:

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