There is a lot that can wrong in just about any workplace, and is especially true in the case of large warehouses. Uncontrolled traffic and complex machinery that is used in warehouses pose risks for accidents around the clock. And, this is why it is important to mitigate these risks of injury and accidents with adequate planning and training programs.
By implementing safety standards, employers can keep their employees healthy and also minimize damage to equipment as well as inventory.
Three of the main causes of accidents involving forklifts are pedestrian accidents, irresponsible driving, and tip overs. However, it is easy to address these three factors, to reduce the risk of workplace injuries substantially.
Tips to Prevent Forklift Accidents
It is but natural for drivers to jump off of the truck, when a forklift begins to tip over. Unfortunately, this is a leading cause of grievous injuries. Forklifts are designed to carry several tons, so when a truck lands on an employee it is bound to break bones or worse.
Tips to minimize the chances of a tip-over:
Supervisors must immediately address horseplay. The employees must understand that by driving a forklift with abandon, not only will they put themselves at risk, but will also compromise the safety of other pedestrians and employees.
Forklift trucks are not just healthy, but also unstable. Even the most experienced of drivers can sometimes make mistakes. And, it is therefore prudent that a driver operating in an unsafe fashion must be immediately disciplined. This is one of the simplest ways, to prevent forklift accidents.
Drivers need to exercise caution and avoid pedestrians to prevent forklift accidents. Similar to driving a car on a road, pedestrians always have the right-of-way, even when they are walking in the forklift driving path. It is therefore critical that the forklift drivers are trained to look out for pedestrians and honk at blind spots and intersections.
Even with strict guidelines are implemented to prevent forklift accidents, there can be minor accidents. If you or someone you know of, has been in a forklift accident and sustained serious injuries, simply contact one of the many of the profound personal injury lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falloff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280. Call today for a free consultation!
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