Purchasing.com releases Winter Forklift Safety guide

1/6/2015

Highlights essential winter safety habits for forklift operators

Purchasing.com, an essential resource and first stop in the B2B purchasing process, released a winter forklift safety guide to remind operators of essential safety procedures. The guide reviews statistics on yearly forklift accidents and educates on preventative measures for the following:

  • Winter hazards
  • Winter forklift protection and operation
  • Operator protection
  • Specialty winter forklift attachments

According to OSHA, there are 855,900 forklifts in the U.S., and it's estimated that 11% of all forklifts will be involved in an accident each year. OSHA estimates that almost 50% could have been prevented by better training.

The guide shares many safety tips, including:

  • How to identify potential winter hazards
  • What tires to use to ensure traction and stability
  • An operator checklist before, during and after use
  • What forklift attachments to use to help with snow control

Encourage safety procedures at your worksite this winter by reading the guide, available now: Winter Forklift Safety Tips