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Document ID (ISN)109757
CIS number 09-687
ISSN - Serial title 0029-7909 - Occupational Hazards
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lusk-Barnes K.
Title Avoiding an accident excuse pile-up
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol.70, No.8, p.88, 90-92. Illus.
Abstract One person is killed every 3.5 days by forklifts in the United States, with 20,000 additional workers seriously injured each year. Many of these accidents are caused by unsafe driving behaviour. OSHA has identified forklifts as the sixth-leading cause of safety violations. There are more than one million forklifts currently in operation across the United States. This article discusses the use of monitoring devices as an effective means of promoting safe forklift driving behaviour.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; safety engineering; plant safety supervision; fork-lift trucks; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; disobeying safety instructions; human behaviour; fatalities; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Safety supervision