Forklifts and other powered industrial trucks have seen a renewed focus recently with the observance of National Forklift Safety Day, a revised ANSI lift truck industry standard and a regulatory agenda item to revise the OSHA standard.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, there are nearly 543,000 industrial truck operators in the workforce. From 2011 to 2015, there was an annual average of 75 PIT-related fatalities and more than 54,000 injury cases that involved days away from work. Further, from Jan. 1, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, employers made more than 800 serious injury reports to Federal OSHA about cases in which a forklift or other PIT was involved in a worker amputation, hospitalization, loss of eye or fatal incident.
Join us as we answer some of the tough questions regarding forklift safety and compliance. We’ll cover:
Travis Rhoden, Senior Editor, Workplace Safety, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Travis Rhoden has been an editor with J. J. Keller for more than 20 years. He specializes in the areas of safety management and auditing. Before joining J. J. Keller, he worked as a safety manager for a Midwest-based manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and buses. He holds a master’s in loss prevention and safety administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Mark Stromme, Editor, Workplace Safety, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Mark Stromme has worked at J. J. Keller since 1994. As an editor, he works with OSHA construction and general industry regulations and is an authorized OSHA Outreach Construction Trainer. He is the lead editor on various Keller publications, including the OSHA Compliance for Construction Activities manual and the Construction Regulatory Update newsletter. Mark also develops content for online safety training and writes numerous trade publication articles every year. Through the Personal Assistant feature of KellerOnline®, Mark has fielded thousands of safety-related questions in an effort to assist safety professionals in addressing the challenges facing them today.
Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.
Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.