Forklift Safety and Compliance: Answering the tough questions
Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks (PITs) have seen a renewed focus recently with the observance of National Forklift Safety Day, a revised ANSI lift truck industry standard, and a regulatory agenda item to revise the OSHA standard.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, there are nearly 543,000 industrial truck operators in the current workforce. From 2011 to 2015 there were an average of 75 PIT-related fatalities per year, and over 54,000 injuries that involved cases with days away from work. Further, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, employers made over 800 serious injury reports to Federal OSHA about cases where a forklift or other PIT was involved in a worker amputation, hospitalization, loss of eye, or fatality incident.
Join us as we answer some of the tough questions regarding forklift safety and compliance. We’ll cover:
The scope of OSHA’s PIT standard
•Training – who, when, what and by whom
•And much more!