The safe operation of powered industrial trucks is something that is often taken for granted. But taking anything to do with safety for granted is most unwise. So it’s important to review safety practices relating to forklift operation, in order to protect you and your co-workers. Here are basic rules that must be observed:
The professionalism of you powered industrial truck operators-the ability to perform your jobs efficiently, alertly, and safely-deserves to be a source of pride. And it will continue to be so as long as you don’t let that pride turn into overconfidence, which can threaten the safety of your co-workers and yourselves.
Working safely with and around forklifts is a two-way street: Operators need to take precautions and pedestrians need to be alert and stay out of the way in order to prevent accidents.
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