People may think that accidents occur when equipment malfunctions. This is actually quite rare. Warehouses and distribution centers are dynamic places and have processes that involve drivers, operators and the environment. The starting point for everyone is to have good, reliable equipment that is being properly maintained and in dependable condition through proper routine maintenance and daily inspections.
Each year, approximately one out of every 10 forklifts in the United States is involved in an accident. But it’s not all bad news. These safety incidents can be avoided. According to OSHA, 70% of all forklift incidents in the U.S. could be avoided through better adherence to standardized and effective safety procedures.