According to the Industrial Trucking Association, more than 70 workers were killed and another 70,000+ were injured via forktruck accidents in 2016. If you take a moment to let it sink in, those numbers are staggering… and sombering.  

As various industries recognize #NationalForkTruckSafetyDay today and June as National Safety Month, we hope that safety professionals recognize the importance of understanding the hazards associated with forktrucks on the jobsite, discuss procedures that can maximize their employee safety (not just today… but everyday).

As an industry that cares about worker safety, we all must commit to better workplace procedures and continuous employee safety training until every worker returns home safely to their family.