Written on January 22, 2016 at 10:46 am, by BEB
While employers in the United States are required, to provide a safe workplace and training on those safety procedures, we are seeing fork lift safety training being perceived more and more as a burden to employers vs. a way to protect the safety of employees, increase moral of employees and safeguard their bottom-line.
Effective training on safety procedures, regardless of their origins, (be it chemicals, material handling equipment or lock-out-tag-out) allow workers to not just understand the hazards, but also empowers them with the information of how to avoid and protect against those hazards. Unfortunately, today, these procedures and training are often overlooked.
$39,000…that, my friends is the average cost in medical expenses and lost productivity per non-fatal workplace injury, according to the National