Forklift Seat Belt Safety is the Responsibility of the Company not OSHA…or Get Fined
Forklift seat belt safety is critical to keeping the forklift driver safe in the event of a forklift accident. Yes, it takes up extra time, especially if the forklift driver needs to exit the forklift, take care of a situation, enter back on the forklift and proceed to the next task. Sometimes, exiting the forklift may occur often. Then what…put it on, take it off, put it on, take it off… The forklift driver will opt to keep it off to save time. Forklift seat belt safety is vital to keeping the forklift driver safe. It’s that .01% from the 99.99% that companies are worried about, because that’s all it takes to get into a forklift accident. Who needs to enforce forklift seat belt safety? Is it OSHA? The company? Both? Let’s get into it.