If you work in a warehouse, then you know that forklifts are a common sight. They are often used to move heavy items from one place to another. While forklifts can be helpful tools, they can also be dangerous if not used properly.
In this blog post, we will discuss three critical forklift safety hazards that warehouse workers face in the workplace.
#1 - An Improperly Balanced Forklift
First, forklifts can tip over if they are not properly balanced. This can happen if the load is not evenly distributed or if the forks are not properly positioned. If a forklift tips over, it can crush nearby workers. To prevent this from happening, always make sure that the load is evenly distributed and that the forks are in the proper position.
#2 - Struck By a Forklift
Second, workers can be struck by a forklift if they are not paying attention. Forklifts move quickly, and they do not make much noise, so it is easy for workers to get hit by them. To avoid being struck by a forklift, always be aware of your surroundings and stay out of the path of oncoming forklifts.
#3 - Caught Between a Forklift
Third, workers can be injured if they are caught between a forklift and a wall or another object. This can happen if the worker is not paying attention and walks into the path of the forklift. To avoid being caught between a forklift and an object, always stay aware of your surroundings and keep clear of areas where forklifts are operating.
These are just three of the many safety hazards that warehouse workers face when working with forklifts. Always use caution when operating a forklift and be sure to follow all safety guidelines. Stay safe out there!
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