To prevent injuries from forklifts while working:

  • Before you operate a forklift, make sure that you are trained and certified.
  • Remember if you are on a sit-down type forklift, and it starts to over-turn, lean in the opposite direction, stay with the forklift; don’t jump.
  • When operating a forklift on site, slow the truck and sound the horn at cross aisles, exits, and other employee traverse points.
  • Before dismounting, set the parking brake, lower the forks or lifting carriage, and neutralize controls.

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Published in Haz Alert, v. 1, issue 1.