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The most common reason OSHA doles out citations to warehouses in for forklift non-compliance.Workplace safety is increasingly taking center stage, and it’s not a favorable role being played. Articles frequently highlight the dangers of industrial work settings, and the cavalier management that doesn’t keep the business in compliance. According to the OSHA, fatal workplace injuries are higher in the warehousing industry than the national average for all industries. The number one most common reason OSHA doles out citations to warehouses in for forklift non-compliance. How can you keep your warehouse compliant and your employees safe while on the clock? Here are some solutions to get started.
- Make sure that all forklift operators are certified and evaluated every three years to safely operate a forklift.
- Ensure that safety guidelines are established and followed by all forklift operators. This includes maximum load pick up as well as safe stacking regulations.
- Make sure your forklift equipment is good working order by performing periodic maintenance checks.
- Post speed limit signs around the property and strictly enforce forklift operators’ compliance.
- Train all operators to check and re-check that loads are stable and within the weight requirements for the forklift before setting the forklift in motion.