Call Toll Free - 888-670-1195
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Image
Stock Number: EQC012374
Make: Skyjack
Model: SJ1056
Year: 2018
2018 Skyjack SJ1056 Details
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Image
Stock Number: 600017
Make: Terex
Model: CTT 121A-5 TS16
Year: 2015
2015 Terex CTT 121A-5 TS16 Details
2007 Potain HDT80 Image
Stock Number: 600194
Make: Potain
Model: HDT80
Year: 2007
2007 Potain HDT80 Details
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Image
Stock Number: EQU010604
Make: Hyundai
Model: 110D-7E
Year: 2013
2013 Hyundai 110D-7E Details
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Image
Stock Number: 231276
Make: Miller
Model: Big Blue 400D
Year: 2012
2012 Miller Big Blue 400D Details
2008 Combilift C12000SL Image
Stock Number: EQU008108
Make: Combilift
Model: C12000SL
Year: 2008
2008 Combilift C12000SL Details
Mitsubishi Cushion Tire Forklifts

Mitsubishi Cushion Tire Forklifts

To be able to operate any kind of lift truck, specific OSHA requirements need to be met. Some businesses offer basic awareness training to other people like visitors and office employees or sales people and other non-operators who might venture into the warehouse or yard. Even if OSHA doesn't particularly address lift truck pedestrian training, the OSHA General Duty Clause dictates that employers need to take measures so as to protect employees from some dangers, like for instance pedestrians exposed to moving lift trucks.

A huge problem that will need to be addressed is pedestrian safety. Based on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health or NIOSH; approximately 20 percent of all forklift mishaps include a pedestrian being struck by a forklift. This statistic translates to approximately 19,000 people on an annual basis.

So as to keep everybody safe, there are some basic steps which should be taken into consideration. This is regardless to how frequently or briefly individuals are around industrial trucks in their work day. Among the main considerations is that lift truck pedestrian accidents usually occur in cases where the pedestrian is ignorant of safety precautions. Problems also occur more often when the pedestrian has become used to frequent interaction with forklifts and ends up complacent.

So as to avoid putting yourself at possible risk of being struck by a forklift, there are several common situations to look out for. Among the most common issues is when pedestrians did not see the forklift. Numerous operations have different degrees of blind corners or intersections which pedestrians have to be aware of. Sometimes pedestrians do not hear the forklift. Be careful of the different types of power sources. Like for instance, electric trucks can be much quieter compared to IC engines which are super loud.

Coming in too close proximity of the machinery is another common problem for pedestrians. In order for a pedestrian to be injured by a forklift, common sense tells us that the pedestrian needs to be in close proximity to be struck. For a forklift that is working, a four foot safety zone is recommended in order to make a safe perimeter for everybody. This helps to address risks such as the model accidentally driving over the foot of a pedestrian.

Following and implementing strict safety protocol helps to make sure that the workplace safety stays top notch and remains paramount.

  • Mitsubishi Propane Forklifts
    The lift truck has been around ever since the early part of the 1920's. Since its inception, the forklift has become an indispensable machinery for the materials handling industry. Sometimes referred to as lift trucks,... More
  • Toyota Narrow Reach Forklifts
    A counterbalanced sit-down lift truck is also called a standard lift truck. It is the type of vehicle that most individuals picture in their mind when they imagine a forklift or a lift truck. This... More
  • CAT Telescopic Forklifts
    The telehandler or telescopic handler is a heavy duty machinery which is popular within both the agriculture and construction industries. These machines are rather similar in both function and appearance to the lift truck, except... More
  • Jungheinrich Propane Forklift
    Lift Truck Components in More Detail There are many parts which make up a lift truck. The forklifts key parts comprise the truck frame, the engine components, the tilt cylinders, the overhead guard and the... More
  • Doosan IC Forklifts
    How to Utilize a Forklift Forklifts are material handling equipment which can move cargo. usually, these equipment are utilized in some industries to move heavy supplies in a wide variety of environments such as warehouses,... More