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.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Amputation Injuries Due to Forklifts" (2006). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Other. 7.