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Safety Material for the Trucking Industry
 June 2021

June 8 is National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day 2021 will take place on June 8 to promote forklift safety best practices, operator training, and equipment inspections with the goal of preventing injuries, fatalities, equipment damage, and many other costly losses.

First used over 100 years ago, forklifts are essential to the commercial transportation and warehousing industry, being used to lift, move, and place freight weighing up to 70 tons. However, forklifts can be extremely hazardous when used the wrong way. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, forklift-related incidents caused 614 worker fatalities and over 49,000 time-loss injuries between 2011 and 2017. Many incidents involved tip-over, crush, and struck-by events, harming operators and pedestrians.

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Landing Gear

Image of truck driver using the landing gear.

This course teaches prevention of common shoulder disorders caused by improperly lowering the landing gear. See which body position is best to avoid an injury.

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Fatal Crush

Image of a forklift and a driver getting pipes from a semi.

A Washington State truck driver was killed on the job. This simulation discusses what happened. Review it with your workers to help prevent similar occurrences.

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More Training Simulations


Slips, trips, falls

Strain & sprains (musculoskeletal disorders)

Getting struck by or against an object 

Hazard Prevention Tools