Helping Prevent Accidents Between Forklifts and Pedestrians

Forklift accidents continue to be a concern on many work sites across the globe. The hard and unfortunate fact is forklift accidents result in approximately 20,000 injuries and 100 people being killed a year.1 Let’s explore some ways forklift and pedestrian accidents occur and how to help avoid injuries resulting from these accidents. The top causes of forklift and pedestrian accidents include:2 Operator and pedestrian negligence Speeding/rushing Distractions while operating a forklift or by the pedestrian Poor maintenance Environmental factors Engineering Controls Engineering controls to help prevent these accidents include separation techniques, such as building dedicated pedestrian aisleways, interactive signage,