Forklifts only account for one percent of all factory related injuries, but nearly 100,000 workers are involved in a forklift accident per year. Approximately 35,000 of these accidents result in serious injuries. According to OSHA, 70 percent of all forklift incidents in the United States could be avoided with proper safety training and policy. What can you do as a warehouse manager to help prevent forklift accidents?
If you’re in the manufacturing industry, you already know that there always seems to be a need for more warehouse workers. In this industry, the cost of employee turnover can be high and it also hurts the morale of your workforce. Employee retention is indeed important, but what can you do even earlier on in your process that can help you avoid employee turnover?