October 2017 Archives

The many dangers of forklifts in the workplace

Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety regulations for forklifts, these powered industrial trucks can pose a myriad of on-the-job safety hazards if operated improperly. Forklifts are not personal vehicles, and employees should not use them for any purposes beyond those that are work related. It is the responsibility of Nebraska employers to protect the health and safety of employees, and enforcement of compliance with safety regulations is part of that responsibility.