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,
Don’t worry. We aren’t here to tell you that you need to give up your coffee drinking. But, there are respiratory hazards coffee roasters and processing facilities should consider.
Those just getting started or those who have not begun making preparation, these considerations may help make the process more manageable.
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Before any worker attempts to work inside a confined space, there needs to be a plan for these tasks.
Accessing a confined space takes planning to ensure that everyone who enters, exits and works in the space can do so safely.