Our workplace is full of hazards, hazards that can hurt us or kill us. Controlling these hazards and preventing injuries is the point of our safety and health program. One such hazard is the one presented by the unsafe operation of powered industrial trucks commonly called forklifts or lift trucks. Ensuring that drivers operate forklifts in a safe manner can prevent injuries and save lives. That is the point of our facility’s policies regarding powered industrial trucks and that is the point of this program. Topics include pre-operational inspection, determining the truck’s lifting capacity, how to maintain a forklift’s stability, lifting and placing loads, safe driving techniques, and precautions for working on loading docks and in trailers.
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