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, nearly 543,000 industrial truck operators are in the workforce. From 2011 to 2015, an average of 75 powered industrial truck-related fatalities occurred each year, and more than 54,000 injuries that involved cases with days away from work were recorded. 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 powered industrial truck 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:
This event will also include a live Q&A session.
Travis Rhoden, EHS Senior Editor, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Travis Rhoden has been an editor with J. J. Keller and Associates since 1997. He specializes in the areas of safety management and auditing. Before joining J. J. Keller, Travis worked as a safety manager for a Midwest-based manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and buses. He holds a master’s degree in loss prevention and safety administration from Eastern Kentucky University.
Mark Stromme, EHS Senior Editor, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
Mark Stromme joined J. J. Keller in 1994. As an EHS editor, Mark works with the 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.
Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.
Kevin Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.