How Much Do Your Employees Know about Forklift Safety?

September 2005
Professional Safety;Sep2005, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p18
Academic Journal
This article presents several questions on how to find out if employees are familiar with forklifts and their safe operations in the United States. The questions are from MANCOMM's Forklift Video Series trainer's instruction manual. Because forklifts are standard equipment in many businesses nationwide, many people may not realize they can be potentially dangerous. According to MANCOMM's Benjamin Mangan, it is every company's responsibility to make sure their forklift operators are properly trained and certified before they ever get to run a forklift in the workplace.


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