Purchasing.com releases winter forklift safety guide

Purchasing.com releases Winter Forklift Safety guide


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

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