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Forklift Do's and Don'ts

Forklift Do's and Don'ts

Posted on December 6, 2021

According to previously published data from #OSHA, there are approximately 85 forklift-related deaths and 34,900 serious injuries due to #forklift accidents each year. Here are two of the most important “do’s" and “don’ts” to forklift operation:


Do – Always look in the direction of travel before moving the forklift.

Do – Always travel in the direction of best visibility.


Don’t – Never drive or steer a forklift with the forks/load elevated more than 12”.

Don’t – Never assume the forklift has the right away around pedestrians. Pedestrians always have the right away.


These topics, as well as many others, are covered in our OSHA Compliant Forklift Training