Shoppa’s Material Handling is proud to participate in National Forklift Safety Day this June 11. Founded and sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ICA) NFSD promotes and brings awareness to the importance of keeping safety in all operations as the number one prerogative.
As all companies commit to an atmosphere of safety and proper training, we’ve seen the incidents of forklift accidents and deaths decline. Sadly, however, there are still nearly 20,000 workers injured and 100 killed every year in forklift accidents. These accidents are, for the most part, entirely preventable and are caused by improper training, lack of information and just plain carelessness.
It’s not enough to show your operators a video and expect them to be aware of all the various ways things can – and do – go wrong with forklifts. By taking the necessary steps to ensure your company’s compliance with OSHA forklift safety regulations – and then following up with other actions as deemed necessary, you’ll further your company’s goals of sending everyone home after their shift every day and demonstrating a commitment to safety.
Toyota is known for having a tradition of safety innovation in both the design and features of its forklifts, but also in the company’s culture. As part of NFSD, Shoppa’s, along with other Toyota forklift dealers, will offer no-cost forklift safety consultations for our customers on an appointment basis. Please contact us to take advantage of this offer.